Edmonton Oilers

Oilers play small ball with Yamamoto

Oilers play small ball with Yamamoto

CHICAGO — The last thing you might expect from a GM whose mission is to make the Edmonton Oilers bigger, stronger and tougher is to go out and pick the smallest player in NHL entry draft history.

 
 

Oilers select Kailer Yamamoto of Spokane Chiefs 22nd overall

Oilers select Kailer Yamamoto of Spokane Chiefs 22nd overall

In today’s NHL, where small’s in, where Patrick Kane and Johnny Gaudreau and Mitch Marner are not just surviving but thriving, the Edmonton Oilers made a big play with their first pick in the NHL Draft Friday night, taking five-foot-nine, 147-pound right winger Kailer Yamamoto of the Spokane Chiefs.

 
 

Terry Jones: Kris Russell signing shows Edmonton Oilers in it to win big sooner than later [Video]

Terry Jones: Kris Russell signing shows Edmonton Oilers in it to win big sooner than later
                            
                            
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Fancy-stat fans absolutely detest the deal. Eyeball fans unquestionably like it.* (*Well, maybe all but the four-year part.) Thirty-year-old defenceman Kris Russell has signed a four-year, US$16-million extension with the Edmonton Oilers. I’m an eyeball guy, and I see Russell blocking 213 shots and playing a lot of tough minutes well.

 
 

Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Kris Russell to four-year contract worth $4-million per season [Video]

Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Kris Russell to four-year contract worth $4-million per season
                            
                            
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The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Kris Russell to a four-year contract worth $4-million per season.

 
 

Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Kris Russell to four-year contract worth $4-million per season

Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Kris Russell to four-year contract worth $4-million per season

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Kris Russell to a four-year contract worth $4-million per season.

 
 

Oilers GM happy to be selecting 22nd at NHL Entry Draft

Oilers GM happy to be selecting 22nd at NHL Entry Draft

CHICAGO — The Edmonton Oilers have no choice but to lower their expectations heading into the first round of the NHL entry draft Friday night.

 
 

Ryan Strome happy to be joining surging Oilers

Ryan Strome happy to be joining surging Oilers

CHICAGO — Just about every player who has ever been traded to the Edmonton Oilers has gone on and on about how excited he was to be coming to a young, fast and exciting team.

 
 

Jones: McDavid and Draisaitl influence Eberle trade

Jones: McDavid and Draisaitl influence Eberle trade

It was a trade more about Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and John Tavares than about Jordan Eberle and Ryan Strome — the actual two players involved.

 
 

Jordan Eberle relieved in trade from Edmonton Oilers to New York Islanders has been completed

Jordan Eberle relieved in trade from Edmonton Oilers to New York Islanders has been completed

In the end, it came down to numbers for Jordan Eberle.The ones on his pay-check, not the ones on the stats sheet over his 507 National Hockey League games.The Edmonton Oilers winger’s $6-million salary for this season and next was too big for general manager Peter Chiarelli, who needs cap room to sign Leon Draisaitl to maybe $7-million a year.

 
 

Sidney Crosby and Penguins visit Edmonton early in season

Sidney Crosby and Penguins visit Edmonton early in season

If you want to see Connor McDavid vs Sidney Crosby, you won’t have to wait long.

 
 
 
 

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