Category: Edmonton Oilers

  • What the Oilers can expect under a full season with Jay Woodcroft

    What the Oilers can expect under a full season with Jay Woodcroft

    It is hard to believe that it was this time a year ago that the Oilers were still coached by Dave Tippett. After a blistering start to the season, largely powered by a torrid and unsustainable scoring, succinctly and aptly quipped by Leon Draisaitl’s: “Do you expect me to score 82 goals this year?” With […]

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  • Expectations on Jack Campbell and Stuart Skinner as the Oilers’ new tandem

    Expectations on Jack Campbell and Stuart Skinner as the Oilers’ new tandem

    For the past three seasons, the Edmonton Oilers iced the Mike Smith/Mikko Koskinen tandem in net. Nearly the entire time, they were widely doubted. Often, preseason prognosticators would even cite the duo as the reason the Oilers would fail to live up to the potential that a pair of MVPs should afford. Yet, somehow, and […]

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  • Evaluating how the Edmonton Oilers can sign Ryan McLeod

    Evaluating how the Edmonton Oilers can sign Ryan McLeod

    With Ryan McLeod participating with the rest of the Edmonton Oilers in the informal skates, it’s got most Oilers fans pretty confident that, one way or another, general manager Ken Holland will find a way to get a deal done. So what’s the holdup? The answer to that question is the salary cap and the […]

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  • Oilers Sunday Census: Predicting where Edmonton will finish in the Pacific Division

    Oilers Sunday Census: Predicting where Edmonton will finish in the Pacific Division

    The Edmonton Oilers are about to head into a brand new season with Jay Woodcroft coaching all 82 games. After his arrival midway through 2021–22, the Oilers continuously improved, and by the time the playoffs rolled around, the team looked as big of a threat as any. Now that Woodcroft has a full training camp […]

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  • Assessing the Edmonton Oilers’ AHL contract with Justin Bailey

    Assessing the Edmonton Oilers’ AHL contract with Justin Bailey

    Recently coming aboard as a professional tryout with the Edmonton Oilers, right-shot winger Justin Bailey has now signed a contract with the Oilers’ AHL affiliate the Bakersfield Condors. As an AHL deal, Bailey does not currently affect the Oilers cap or contract limit. Bailey’s style and role The first and most notable skill that Bailey […]

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  • Evaluating whether the Edmonton Oilers should sign Evan Bouchard to a long-term extension

    Evaluating whether the Edmonton Oilers should sign Evan Bouchard to a long-term extension

    Although Evan Bouchard still has one more year on his entry-level contract (ELC), it would be smart of Ken Holland to consider locking up his emerging offensive defencemen to a long-term deal sooner rather than later. Bouchard’s 2021-22 season Bouchard’s 2021-22 season saw him as a regular player in the Edmonton Oilers lineup for the […]

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  • Breaking down the Edmonton Oilers’ acquisition of Ryan Murray

    Breaking down the Edmonton Oilers’ acquisition of Ryan Murray

    The Edmonton Oilers opened up the month of September with news of a signing, bringing on Stanley Cup Champion Ryan Murray to bolster the defence corps. Let’s see what Murray brings to the table and what this means for the Oilers. Murray’s contract New Oiler Murray’s contract sees a one-year deal clocking in with a […]

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  • Welcome to The Oil Rig

    Welcome to The Oil Rig

    Welcome, Oilers fans, to a brand new site dedicated to the Edmonton Oilers. For over the past ten years, The Oilers Rig has been a go-to destination for Oilers news, articles, and more, and now we’re excited to share that it’s getting a bit of a face lift! We’re reintroducing ourselves as The Oil Rig […]

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