Oilers fire maligned Peter Chiarelli; Keith Gretzky named interim GM

Peter Chiarelli has been fired as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers and replaced on an interim basis by Keith Gretzky, who was previously Chiarelli's assistant.  Bob Nicholson, CEO and vice-chair of Oilers Entertainment Group, said at Tuesday's news conference that the decision to cut Chiarelli loose was made prior to Tuesday night's 3-2 loss — Edmonton's […]

NHL quarter mark: Oilers GM in panic mode with McLellan firing

Peter Chiarelli either made a brilliant move in bringing in Sherwood Park's own Ken Hitchcock as Edmonton Oilers head coach to save their season or a futile one that will cost the general manager his job in the spring. The Oilers won their first game under Hitchcock, a 4-3 decision in overtime against the hometown San […]

Draisaitl scores OT winner as Oilers victorious in Hitchcock's debut

Leon Draisaitl scored 51 seconds into overtime and Connor McDavid had his 100th career goal to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks in Ken Hitchcock's first game as coach Tuesday night. The Oilers began the day by firing Todd McLellan and replacing him with Hitchcock, and ended it by […]

Edmonton Oilers hire back Paul Coffey as skills and development coach

Former Oilers player Paul Coffey is rejoining the organization as a skills and development coach, the team said in a media release Sunday. Coffey, thought to be one of the best defencemen in hockey history, helped the Oilers win Stanley Cups in 1984, ’85 and ’87. He won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman […]

Life's not fair. Just ask the Oilers

The hockey world can be a cruel place. Just ask the Edmonton Oilers. These days, rivals have been having a field day with jokes and jibes directed at the underachieving club. Why are the Oilers back among the league’s worst? Because they need another high draft pick. That dig, of course, was in reference to […]

Oilers win game, but Devils' Boyle wins hearts with inspirational goal

The Edmonton Oilers are starting to play better after a rough start to the season. Leon Draisaitl scored with 16.3 seconds left in overtime to lift the Oilers to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. “You have to create some kind of momentum any way you can. Sometimes it takes […]

Connor McDavid's 3 assists help Oilers double up Devils

Connor McDavid had three assists as the Edmonton Oilers handed the New Jersey Devils their first loss on the road this season, coming away with a 6-3 victory on Friday. Drake Caggiula, Ryan Strome, Oscar Klefbom, Milan Lucic, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers (4-7-1), who snapped a two-game losing skid. Taylor […]

Hockey Night in Canada: Capitals vs. Oilers

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'We've just got to relax': Connor McDavid diagnoses an ailing Oilers offence

Connor McDavid’s stat sheet for Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins will record five shots, three blocks and one goal. What it won’t show are five words the young superstar uttered in the locker room afterward, his hair still damp from the shower, his face still rouged from the exertion of an extraordinarily entertaining game his team […]