Edmonton Oilers 2014 News and Updates
3/4/14 – The Oilers will play three games at home this week – Senators (avg. $68), Islanders (avg. $75), Kings (avg. $78) - after recently signing Ben Scrivens to a two-year contract extension. One day before the NHL trade deadline, the Oilers sent Ilya Bryzgalov to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 2014 fourth-round pick. Separately, Edmonton acquired Viktor Fasth from Anaheim for a third-round pick in 2015 and a third-rounder in 2014. The duo of Scrivens and Fasth will essentially replace the tandem of Devan Dubnyk and Jason LaBarbera from the start of the season – an upgrade to the Edmonton Oilers roster!
2/25/14 - When practice resumed following the Olympic break, the Oilers found themselves with quite a crowded blue line. Edmonton worked with nine defensemen, and two more call-ups, which means trade deadline moves are bound to happen soon. In addition to possibly moving Sam Gagner and Aleš Hemsky, the most likely trade to be made will be veteran Nick Schultz, who may be exchanged for a draft pick. See if the offensive trifecta (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle) and stellar goalie Ben Scrivens (first in the NHL in save percentage) can carry the Oilers into a winning season. Edmonton will meet the Minnesota Wild in their first game back from Sochi; tickets start at $12 for the Thursday night match at Rexall Place.
2/21/14 - Before the Olympic break, the Edmonton Oilers were 5-3-2 and showing greatly improved numbers over their early season record. Can they maintain the momentum for the second half of the year? The Oilers will faceoff against the Minnesota Wild when they return from break on 2/27 with talented addition Ben Scrivens (from Los Angeles) as netminder. Edmonton Oilers tickets are just $12 to get in on the NHL action! All three players Edmonton sent to Sochi will come back medal-less: Martin Marcninin (Slovakia), Anton Belov (Russia) and Ales Hemsky (Czech Republic).
2/4/14 – The Oilers may be one of the under-performing teams in the league but not as of late as Edmonton has won four of their last five. But fans have to assume that a change in the Oilers roster is palpable ahead of the NHL trade deadline. Most recently, the Leafs sent Mark Fraser to the Oilers for two prospects Friday. Sources say that there have been talks with the Kings about a Sam Gagner trade; the Forward inked a three-year contract with an annual average value of $4.8 million after a valuable effort last season for the Oilers. Will we see a revamped squad when the Edmonton Oilers return to the ice in late February?
1/30/14 – Did you watch newly acquired Ben Scrivens set an NHL record with 59 saves Wednesday night against the Sharks? The spectacular performance in front of a home crowd helped the Oilers shutout San Jose 3-0. Now, with three straight wins to their name, the Oilers will hit the road for four in a row. Fans won’t see their beloved team until after the 2014 Olympic games when Edmonton returns to the ice Feb 27 to take on Minnesota. Edmonton Oilers tickets are averaging $125 for the 15 remaining games at Rexall Place.
Edmonton Oilers 2013-2014 Season
The Oilers have the third most expensive NHL tickets
in the league, averaging $337. Last year Oilers tickets were the eighth most expensive averaging $175. The 92% increase in price since last year is the second largest increase of any NHL team. The Oilers have not played in the postseason for seven straight seasons but fans are finding optimism with the recent signing of hometown defenceman Andrew Ference and new GM Craig MacTavish. Last year the Oilers climbed the League standings and battled playoff teams in the regular season. Improvement from the young squad was noticed and has Oilers fans excited for the 2013-14 year. The additions of David Perron, Denis Grebeshkov, Andrew Ference, and Philip Larsen this offseason should help in the rebuilding process and add some needed experience to the Oilers roster.
The Edmonton Oilers will face rivals Calgary Flames three times during the regular season at Rexall Place. Battle of Alberta tickets are most expensive for the two March meetings, averaging $374 (3/1) and $367 (3/22); in fact these two games are the second and third most expensive games on the Edmonton Oilers schedule. The highest priced game comes against the Pittsburgh Penguins on 1/10 (avg. $412).
A new Edmonton arena is being built for the Oilers in downtown for the 2016 season. The $480 million project is expected to break ground this summer and the final product will hold 18,500 people.