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  • This Day In Sports History (December 30th) — Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (December 30th) — Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1981 that Edmonton Oilers center Wayne Gretzky scored his 50th goal of the season in just his 39th game.  Gretzky broke the record of 50 goals in 50 games that was held by both Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy. Wayne Gretzky entered game #39 with 45 goals and needed […]

  • The Oilers’ Taylor Hall Scores a “Bra Trick”

    The Oilers’ Taylor Hall Scores a “Bra Trick”

    I never thought about it before, but the tradition of throwing your hat onto the ice after a player on the team you’re rooting for scores three goals in a hockey game is kind of outmoded, since people don’t really wear hats all that often anymore. But one woman at Thursday night’s game between the […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 12/5/2013 — Taylor Hall

    Stat Line of the Night — 12/5/2013 — Taylor Hall

    We’re less than halfway through the 2013-14 NHL season and it already appears as though the Edmonton Oilers are on the verge of another losing campaign.  But if there was ever a moment that could turn things around for this young group of hockey players, it may have taken place last night at Rexall Place. […]

  • Hockey Stick Gets Stuck in Visor of Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (GIF)

    Hockey Stick Gets Stuck in Visor of Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (GIF)

    These days, more and more NHL players are wearing those cute little half visors. Some of them (like the Sedin Twins) probably wear them to deter other guys from punching them, and a few others probably wear them because they thing it looks cool. The rest, however, are trying to prevent serious eye injuries. After […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 9th) — Wayne Gretzky Is Traded

    This Day In Sports History (August 9th) — Wayne Gretzky Is Traded

    It was on this day in 1988 that the Edmonton Oilers did the unthinkable and traded Wayne Gretzky.  “The Great One” was traded to the Los Angeles Kings along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski in exchange for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, the Kings first round draft picks in 1989, 1991 and 1993 and $15 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 30th) — Edmonton Oilers

    This Day In Sports History (May 30th) — Edmonton Oilers

    It was on this day in 1985 that the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup.  It was the franchise’s second Stanley Cup victory. The Oilers entered the 1985 Stanley Cup Finals as defending champions, and they finished the season with an impressive 109 points, which was the most among all Clarance Campbell Conference teams.  After […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 3/26/2013 — Nikolai Khabibulin

    Stat Line of the Night — 3/26/2013 — Nikolai Khabibulin

    Prior to the start of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 NHL season, Sports Illustrated ranked the Edmonton Oilers as the top team in the Western Conference, and the third-best team in the entire league, behind the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers.  But with two-thirds of the season in the books, the Oilers once again find […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 15th) — Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (February 15th) — Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1980 that Wayne Gretzky tied the NHL record for most assists in a single game, with seven.  The Great One accomplished the feat during a game against the Washington Capitals, which his Oilers won by a score of 8-2. The only other player to record seven assists in a […]

  • How Many NHL GMs Does it Take to Operate a Television? (Video)

    How Many NHL GMs Does it Take to Operate a Television? (Video)

    “How many NHL GMs does it take…?” That is the title of the following YouTube video.  We’ll simply assume that the entire question being ponder is, “How many NHL GMs does it take to operate a television?” As for the answer, we don’t quite have a definitive one.  What we do know, however, is that […]

  • Drunk Oilers Fans Built a Beer Cup Pyramid on the Glass (Video)

    Drunk Oilers Fans Built a Beer Cup Pyramid on the Glass (Video)

    Everyone knows Canadians love their hockey. But even those hockey-loving Canucks know that sometimes the games can be a little boring. And when that happens, they don’t just sit there. They turn to their other love—beer—for entertainment. We saw just such a scenario on Monday night during the Canucks-Oilers game in Edmonton. Or actually, we […]

  • Ryan Whitney Is Shocked SI’s Power Rankings Place Oilers Third (Video)

    Ryan Whitney Is Shocked SI’s Power Rankings Place Oilers Third (Video)

    The Edmonton Oilers have accumulated a lousy 84 wins over the past three seasons.  As a result, they have finished in last place in the NHL’s Northeast Division in each of those seasons, and they have actually finished dead last in two of those season (the other, last season, saw them finish second-last, ahead of […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 2/23/12 — Devan Dubnyk

    Stat Line Of The Night — 2/23/12 — Devan Dubnyk

    With a stockpile of young, talented forwards, scoring hasn’t been much of an issue for the Edmonton Oilers this season, as their 2.63 goals/game ranks 15th among all NHL teams.  Defense and goaltending, on the other hand, has been a problem for the most part this season, but it wasn’t an issue during last night’s […]