The Edmonton Oilers' annual locker room sale has been announced. Sunday May 15th season ticket holders will get first crack at a variety of game worn items, and general Oilers merchandise. Soon after, the sale will open up to the public. If you live in or around Edmonton and like these types of items, this is the sale you have been waiting all year for.
There is still no deal between the Oilers and winger Ryan Jones. Of all of the RFAs this off season, a Jones signing with the Oilers or any other team will likely garner the most attention from Oilers' fans. Through Jones' community spirit and involvement, his prank videos, twitter account and entertaining interviews, Jones has replaced some of what has been missing on this team since the departure of Matt Greene, Steve Staios and Ryan Smyth.
Before the rookie seasons for Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Magnus Paajarvi began, they all played in the Rookie Tournament in Penticton B.C. During that time the Oilers rookies played with other prospects such as Tyler Pitlick, Tyler Bunz, Chris VandeVelde and Jeff Petry to name a few. This goodie was up on the Oilers website and I am always looking with something fun or positive to share with you.
At the world championships, Jordan Eberle and Magnus Paajarvi have been playing their game and making splashes. Canada took on France on Sunday May 1st. Canada won 9-1. Monday, Sweden beat Austria 3-0. Tuesday Canada beat Switzerland 4-3 in OT. Wednesday Sweden won 6-2 over the USA. Friday saw both Canada and Sweden in action, and both teams victorious. Canada beat the USA 4-3 in a shootout and with none other than Jordan Eberle scoring the game winner. The same day, Sweden beat France 4-3. At this point in the tournament, Eberle has 4 goals and is +4 and Paajarvi has 1 goal and 3 assists and is also +4.
Former Oilers' coach Craig MacTavish is said to be in discussion with the Minnesota Wild for their position of head coach. Said MacT "I took a break and I'm recharged and want to get back into it. I'm looking forward to the opportunity, but the opportunities are few and far between in this business. If it turns into an opportunity for me, we'll see."
Ex-Oiler Robert Nilsson has been playing with Salavat Yulayev, Ufa's entry in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. His team has just won the Gagarin Cup and is looking forward to next year with his team. If he recieves the right offer, Nilsson is open to returning to the NHL. He did however remark "After my experience in the show with zero playoff games, it's pretty fun to play in the playoffs."
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