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|Colors:||Orange, navy blue & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Glenn Anderson, Paul Coffey, Grant Fuhr, Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Kevin Lowe, Mark Messier, Adam Oates, Jacques Plante, Chris Pronger & Norm Ullman|
|Hall of Fame Builders:||Clare Drake, Roger Neilson, Pat Quinn & Glen Sather|
|Retired Numbers:||3, 7, 9, 11,17, 31 & 99|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||5: 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88 & 1989-90|
The Edmonton Oilers officially joined the NHL in the 1979-80 season, after previously existing within the WHA, where they were generally a mediocre mid table side.
However, in their final year within the organization the Oilers acquired a fresh faced Wayne Gretzky, who helped them record their best season yet, boasting a record of 48-30-2 and a championship defeat to the Winnipeg Jets.
The Oilers didn’t get off to a good start in the NHL, rarely impressing in the regular season, and struggling badly in the postseason, winning just one series from the first three years. Despite this lack of success, the team was building, and in the 1981-82 campaign the Oilers became the first side to score upwards of 400 goals, with Gretzky responsible for scoring 92 of them.
The tide changed for the Oilers in the years to come, and after being swept over 4 games by the Islanders in the 1982-83 Stanley Cup Final, the Oilers would go on to win 5 of the next 7 as one of the most dominant dynasties the sport has ever seen.
Gretzky cemented himself as the greatest player of all time over the Oilers reign, however, he would be traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988 as part of one of the most shocking and heavily protested transfers of all time.
As fate would have it, the next season saw the Oilers meet the Kings in the playoffs, and after taking a commanding 3-1 lead over the Los Angeles side, Gretzky would lead his new side to a legendary comeback, winning 4-3.
The Oilers would bounce back from that crushing defeat with their fifth and final Stanley Cup victory the next season, defeating the Bruins comfortably. This victory marked the franchises only championship without Wayne Gretzky, and would also be the last time that the Oilers qualify for the final up until 2006.
After a Stanley Cup Final defeat to the Hurricanes in the 2005-06 campaign, the Oilers would lose many of their core players to trades and free agency departures which ushered in the longest period of mediocrity in franchise history, failing to qualify for playoffs for the next 10 consecutive seasons.
In a stroke of luck the Oilers won the draft lottery in 2015, allowing them to exchange their third overall pick for the first pick in the 2015 NHL draft. The result of their good fortune meant that the Oilers acquired the hottest property in hockey, Connor McDavid, who would go on to be named captain of the side at just 19 years old, making him the youngest ever player to do so in the league.
McDavid was catapulted into the limelight instantly and it paid off for the Oilers, with the generational talent excelling right out the gate and taking them to the playoffs in his first full season with the club in 2016-17.
Despite consistently brilliant performances from McDavid the Oilers failed to reach the playoffs in the two seasons that followed, but have since finished 2nd place in their division for the most recent campaigns, bombing out in the first round of the playoffs both years.
If you are a fan of the Edmonton Oilers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Edmonton Oilers have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2022?
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After a decade-long playing career, Tippett hopped straight into coaching and got his first NHL job in 2002. Starting with the Dallas Stars, he spent 6 seasons there before moving to Phoenix. He spent 8 years in Arizona before taking the Oilers job in 2019. Now leading a roster with two of the NHLs best players the term “championship or bust” fits the mantle perfectly. In 16 seasons as a head coach he has led his teams to 10 playoff appearances and 0 Stanley Cups.
Quickly proving why he was worth the number 1 overall pick in 2015, McDavid has emerged into a star. He has recorded over 30 Goals in 5 of his 6 NHL seasons, including 11 in the playoffs. Going along with his impressive scoring numbers he has added 70+ Assists in each of the last 5 years as well. No doubt a future hall of famer he already has countless awards and before long will likely add a Stanley Cup.
Draisaitl is a former 3rd overall pick by the Oilers in 2014, where he has spent his entire career so far. Emerging alongside Connor McDavid the pair are easily the top duo in the NHL. A prolific Goal machine, he has over 30 each of the last 3 years. Along with his ability to score is a knack to find his teammates, assisting on 30+ Goals for each of the last 6 seasons. As long as Draisaitl and McDavid stay healthy, the Stanley Cup will return to Canada in the near future.
Following their 72 point, 35 win, 19 loss and 2 overtime loss in the 2020-21 season, the Edmonton Oilers finished in second place in the North Division, with one of their best win percentages in years (64.3%). However, they were unable to carry the success of their regular season over into the postseason, bombing out in straight games to the Winnipeg Jets.
With a team that boasts the likes of Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse, and considering they had been so dominant over the Jets all throughout the regular season, to be clean swept came as a massive surprise to the NHL world, marking the second straight year the Oilers have been sent packing early.
Heading into the season the Oilers were valued at +2200 as a wide underdog to win the Stanley Cup, but as far as underdog picks go they were one of the best. The Oilers main weakness all season has been a shaky defence, and below average goaltending, which were both major reasons they failed against the Jets.
In terms of offense alone there is probably no team scarier than the Oilers, boasting two of the best players in the world and sporting a league best power play conversion rate of .295.
Expect the 2021-22 campaign to look no different upfront, the Oilers should once again be challenging for the top spot, but if they want to be making a deep postseason run they need to make some effective tweaks to their backline.
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Where do the Edmonton Oilers play?
The Edmonton Oilers play their home games at Rogers Place.
Who owns the Edmonton Oilers?
The Edmonton Oilers are owned by Canadian Billionaire, Daryl Katz.
Have the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup?
The Edmonton Oilers have won 5 Stanley Cups.
Who is the Edmonton Oilers general manager?
Ken Holland is the general manager of the Edmonton Oilers.
Do the Edmonton Oilers play tonight?
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What is the Edmonton Oilers record?
The Edmonton Oilers had a 35-19-2 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2020-21 NHL season.
Did the Edmonton Oilers win last night?
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How much are the Edmonton Oilers worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Edmonton Oilers are worth $550 million.
Who do the Edmonton Oilers play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Edmonton Oilers play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Edmonton Oilers?
You can watch the Edmonton Oilers games on TV channels like Fox Sports, NBC Sports and NHL Networks such as NHL.TV.
Will the Edmonton Oilers make the playoffs this year?
It is not known if the Edmonton Oilers will make the playoffs this year, however, last season they finished second place in the North Division with a record of 35-19-2.
Will the Edmonton Oilers get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The Edmonton Oilers acquired Andreas Athanasiou and Ryan Kuffner from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Sam Gagner, a 2020 second round pick and 2021 second round pick.
When do the Edmonton Oilers play?
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Where did the Edmonton Oilers finish this season?
In the 2020-21 NHL season, the Edmonton Oilers finished 2nd in the North Division.
How many games did the Edmonton Oilers win?
The Edmonton Oilers won 35 games in the 2020-21 NHL season.
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