Player News - Oilers

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Jacob Hamel, who tossed an Edmonton Oilers jersey onto the ice on Dec. 23, was surprised to learn that he could get fined for doing so.

Hamel was handed a $172 fine and six-month ban from Rexall Place. "I was just going to leave the game because I didn't think anything would happen -- I didn't even know anything was wrong with doing that -- and then some security guards grabbed me and pulled me into a room," said Hamel. He doesn't agree with the fine, noting the custom of throwing a hat onto the ice when a hat trick is scored. "I was just going to leave the game because I didn't think anything would happen -- I didn't even know anything was wrong with doing that -- and then some security guards grabbed me and pulled me into a room," said Hamel. A Northlands spokesperson said that their policy is to consistently enforce the rule regardless of what is thrown onto the ice. Fans that threw jerseys in Toronto were similarly fined.
Jan 26 - 9:31 AM

Apparently, Edmonton Oilers' GM Craig MacTavish has been trying to trade defenseman Jeff Petry "for months".

The fifth year and right handed 27 year old defender is working his way through a one year $3.075M contract, and has compiled 12 goals and 69 points while averaging over 21 minutes per game through 282 career games. This is certainly good news for Oscar Klefbom's future, but it's unclear what the Oilers could get in return a Petry.
Jan 25 - 5:54 PM

It will be interesting to see if the Edmonton Oilers move Andrew Ference before the trade deadline.

Ference, 35, is signed through 2017-18, so there's certainly no urgency for the Oilers to trade him. At the same time, there's been questions about his effectiveness as the team captain and if the Oilers are looking to shake things up without moving any of their core players, trading Ference might accomplish that. He also has plenty of playoff experience, which makes him desirable for contending teams.
Jan 23 - 10:31 AM

The Edmonton Oilers are 5-4-2 in their last 11 games.

That's nothing special, but for the Edmonton Oilers, it's a pretty decent run. Edmonton might end up having a decent second half, which could result in them missing out on a top draft pick, but it would make its players more tolerable from a fantasy perspective.
Jan 23 - 10:26 AM

Nikita Nikitin scored a goal in a 5-4 shootout win against Washington on Tuesday.

Nikitin has three goals and five assists in 32 contests this season. He had 32 points in 2011-12, but he hasn't done nearly that well since. We can't recommend owning him in standard leagues at this time.
Jan 21 - 10:48 AM

Derek Roy scored a goal in a 5-4 shootout win against Washington.

Roy has three goals and eight points in 11 contests this season. Edmonton is a good fit for him and he should continue to produce there.
Jan 21 - 10:44 AM

Viktor Fasth wasn't at his sharpest on Tuesday night, but he was the beneficiary of some unlikely offensive support in a 5-4 win over Washington.

Fasth allowed four goals on just 24 shots, but was credited with a victory as his teammates mounted a late comeback and secured the win in a shootout. He has now won back-to-back outings and possesses a 4-10-2 record on the season to go along with a 3.37 GAA and a .888 save percentage.
Jan 20 - 10:33 PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a goal and added an assist for the Oilers Tuesday as they came from behind to score a 5-4 shootout win over the Capitals.

The Nuge has now recorded two multi-point games in his last three outings and has increased his point total to 29 in 45 contests for the year. Because of his poor contributions in the plus/minus and PIM categories, he needs to score even more to be a significant value in rotisserie formats. Derek Roy, Teddy Purcell and Nikita Nikitin all scored goal for Edmonton in the win.
Jan 20 - 10:27 PM

Viktor Fasth will get the start against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

Through 13 starts and 17 games, Fasth comes in with a 3-10-2 with 46 goals against. That's pretty bad. In his last six starts since Dec. 1st he's allowed 21 goals, with just one victory. Try to find a more favorable matchup.
Jan 20 - 5:21 PM

Taylor Hall has just four goals in his last 28 contests.

"Disregarding that empty-net goal against Chicago I think it's two in my last 24," Hall said. "I've never really had a stretch like this so far in my career. I've had some games where I played well, but overall I'm not where I want to be as a player. I have to get back on track." The silver lining is that he has been setting up a lot of markers lately. In fact he has 11 points in his last 13 contests despite his lack of goals. At the same time, with 29 points in 40 contests, this has the potential to be the worst season of his career from a points per game perspective.
Jan 20 - 9:13 AM

Ben Scrivens has not won a game on the road this season.

The Oilers have won only three road games in 2014-15 and Viktor Fasth has won them all. Scrivens is 0-7-5 away from Edmonton and it's something to think about if starting him on the road.
Jan 18 - 7:01 AM

Jordan Eberle notched a goal for the Oilers in their 3-2 shootout win over the Panthers on Saturday night.

Eberle had a goal on four shots in 22:10. For all the talent he possesses, it has been a very quiet year for the 24-year-old. He has just 12 goals and 28 points this season after getting 28 and 65, respectively, last season. Matt Hendricks got the other goal, shorthanded, in the win. Taylor Hall had four penalty minutes and five shots on goal.
Jan 17 - 11:00 PM

Viktor Fasth was strong in net Saturday night, making 35 saves in the Oilers’ 3-2 shootout win over Florida.

Fasth was called upon for his first start since Jan. 6 and he was excellent. Fasth allowed the two goals in the second period, about nine minutes apart. The win was his first since Nov. 9. He has a 3.34 goals-against average and .891 save percentage this season.
Jan 17 - 11:00 PM

Luke Gazdic and Keith Aulie will be healthy scratches against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Aulie hasn't dressed since the calendar turned 2015, and Gazdic has skated just twice. Needless to say, neither have much fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 17 - 6:33 PM

Viktor Fasth will get the start in Saturday's game against Florida.

Fasth has started just one of the Oilers' last nine games. The 32-year-old is also a miserable 0-8-1 in his last nine decisions. He has an overall record of 2-10-2 with a 3.47 goals-against-average and a .886 save percentage.
Jan 17 - 12:18 PM


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