Edmonton Oilers

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Edmonton Oilers: A Dynasty Reborn

In the heart of oil country, amidst the snow-covered plains of Alberta, Canada, stands a hockey franchise that has left an indelible mark on the National Hockey League. The Edmonton Oilers, founded in 1971 as a member of the World Hockey Association (WHA), have become synonymous with greatness, boasting a storied history filled with triumphs, championships, and legendary players. From their humble beginnings to their emergence as a powerhouse in the NHL, the Oilers’ journey is a testament to the resilience, passion, and unwavering spirit of the city of Edmonton and its devoted fan base.

The Birth of a Hockey Powerhouse. The story of the Edmonton Oilers begins in the early 1970s when entrepreneur Bill Hunter spearheaded the creation of a new hockey franchise in Edmonton. Originally established as a member of the WHA, the Oilers quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, thanks to the dynamic play of legendary players like Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, and Paul Coffey. Under the guidance of head coach and general manager Glen Sather, the Oilers captured five WHA championships before transitioning to the NHL in 1979.

The Glory Years

The 1980s marked a golden era for the Edmonton Oilers, as they dominated the NHL with their high-octane offense, unparalleled skill, and relentless determination. Led by the incomparable Wayne Gretzky, who rewrote the record books with his scoring prowess and playmaking ability, the Oilers captured four Stanley Cup championships in a span of six years (1984, 1985, 1987, and 1988). Alongside Gretzky, the Oilers boasted a roster filled with Hall of Fame talent, including Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Glenn Anderson, and Paul Coffey, forming one of the greatest teams in hockey history.

The Gretzky Era. Wayne Gretzky’s tenure with the Edmonton Oilers transcended mere hockey greatness; it became a cultural phenomenon that captured the hearts and imaginations of fans around the world. Known simply as “The Great One,” Gretzky revolutionized the game with his vision, creativity, and unparalleled hockey IQ. During his time in Edmonton, Gretzky shattered numerous records, won multiple scoring titles, and led the Oilers to unprecedented success on the ice. His departure from the team in 1988, in a controversial trade to the Los Angeles Kings, marked the end of an era for the Oilers but solidified his status as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport.

The Post-Gretzky Era. Following Wayne Gretzky’s departure, the Edmonton Oilers faced a period of transition as they sought to redefine themselves in the wake of losing their generational talent. Despite the challenges of replacing a legend, the Oilers continued to field competitive teams and remained a perennial playoff contender throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. Led by stars like Mark Messier, Ryan Smyth, and Doug Weight, the Oilers remained a source of pride for the city of Edmonton and continued to uphold the tradition of excellence established by their predecessors.

Return to Prominence

In recent years, the Edmonton Oilers have experienced a resurgence in success, fueled by the emergence of generational talents like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Drafted first overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, McDavid quickly established himself as one of the most electrifying players in the league, captivating fans with his blazing speed, dazzling skill, and innate hockey instincts. Alongside Draisaitl, the Oilers boast one of the most dynamic duos in the NHL, as they lead the team back to the upper echelons of the league standings and restore the franchise to its former glory.

Rogers Place Era. In 2016, the Edmonton Oilers bid farewell to their longtime home at Rexall Place and moved into their new state-of-the-art arena, Rogers Place. Located in downtown Edmonton, Rogers Place quickly became a beacon of hope and pride for Oilers fans, providing a modern and vibrant setting for hockey in the heart of the city. With its world-class amenities, passionate fan base, and iconic architecture, Rogers Place stands as a testament to the enduring bond between the Oilers and the city of Edmonton.

Community Engagement and Impact

Off the ice, the Edmonton Oilers are deeply committed to making a positive impact in the community through their Oilers Community Foundation and various charitable initiatives. From supporting youth hockey programs to partnering with local nonprofits to address issues such as education, health, and wellness, the Oilers strive to give back to the city of Edmonton and make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Through their efforts, the Oilers aim to inspire hope, create opportunities, and build a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

Looking Ahead to the Future. As the Edmonton Oilers look to the future, they do so with optimism and determination, fueled by the passion and support of their dedicated fan base. With a talented roster of players and a commitment to excellence both on and off the ice, the Oilers are poised to continue their journey of success and bring glory to the city of Edmonton. Whether it’s competing for championships or making a positive impact in the community, the Oilers remain steadfast in their commitment to representing Edmonton with pride and honor.

A Legacy of Excellence

The Edmonton Oilers’ legacy is one of excellence, perseverance, and unwavering dedication—a testament to the indomitable spirit of Edmonton and the enduring love of their loyal fan base. From their early years as a WHA powerhouse to their historic dynasty in the NHL, the Oilers have left an indelible mark on the sport of hockey and the hearts of fans around the world. As they continue to write the next chapter in their storied history, one thing remains certain: the Edmonton Oilers will always be more than just a hockey team—they will be a symbol of excellence, perseverance, and the enduring spirit of Edmonton.

The Edmonton Oilers’ journey is a testament to the power of perseverance, passion, and the indomitable human spirit—a journey marked by triumphs, challenges, and the unwavering support of their loyal fan base. From their humble beginnings to their historic dynasty and beyond, the Oilers have captured the hearts of fans with their thrilling victories and unforgettable moments of greatness. As they continue to navigate the highs and lows of professional hockey, one thing remains certain: the Edmonton Oilers will always be a source of pride and inspiration for fans in Edmonton and beyond.

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Edmonton Oilers [year] Schedule

Pre Season

Week Date Opponent Result
Week 1 Date: Sun 24/09/2023 Opponent: Winnipeg Jets Result: T 1-1
Week 2 Date: Mon 25/09/2023 Opponent: Winnipeg Jets Result: L 0-5
Week 2 Date: Wed 27/09/2023 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: W 2-1
Week 2 Date: Fri 29/09/2023 Opponent: Calgary Flames Result: W 2-1
Week 2 Date: Sat 30/09/2023 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: L 2-5
Week 3 Date: Mon 02/10/2023 Opponent: Seattle Kraken Result: W 4-1
Week 3 Date: Wed 04/10/2023 Opponent: Calgary Flames Result: W 7-2
Week 3 Date: Fri 06/10/2023 Opponent: Seattle Kraken Result: W 3-1

Regular Season

Week Date Opponent Result
Week 1 Date: Wed 11/10/2023 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: L 1-8
Week 1 Date: Sat 14/10/2023 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: L 3-4
Week 2 Date: Tue 17/10/2023 Opponent: Nashville Predators Result: W 6-1
Week 2 Date: Thu 19/10/2023 Opponent: Philadelphia Flyers Result: L 1-4
Week 2 Date: Sat 21/10/2023 Opponent: Winnipeg Jets Result: L 2-3
Week 3 Date: Tue 24/10/2023 Opponent: Minnesota Wild Result: L 4-7
Week 3 Date: Thu 26/10/2023 Opponent: NY Rangers Result: L 0-3
Week 3 Date: Sun 29/10/2023 Opponent: Calgary Flames Result: W 5-2
Week 4 Date: Thu 02/11/2023 Opponent: Dallas Stars Result: L 3-4
Week 4 Date: Sat 04/11/2023 Opponent: Nashville Predators Result: L 2-5
Week 5 Date: Mon 06/11/2023 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: L 2-6
Week 5 Date: Thu 09/11/2023 Opponent: San Jose Sharks Result: L 2-3
Week 5 Date: Sat 11/11/2023 Opponent: Seattle Kraken Result: W 4-1
Week 6 Date: Mon 13/11/2023 Opponent: NY Islanders Result: W 4-1
Week 6 Date: Wed 15/11/2023 Opponent: Seattle Kraken Result: W 4-3
Week 6 Date: Sat 18/11/2023 Opponent: Tampa Bay Lightning Result: L 4-6
Week 7 Date: Mon 20/11/2023 Opponent: Florida Panthers Result: L 3-5
Week 7 Date: Wed 22/11/2023 Opponent: Carolina Hurricanes Result: L 3-6
Week 7 Date: Fri 24/11/2023 Opponent: Washington Capitals Result: W 5-0
Week 7 Date: Sun 26/11/2023 Opponent: Anaheim Ducks Result: W 8-2
Week 8 Date: Tue 28/11/2023 Opponent: Vegas Golden Knights Result: T 4-4
Week 8 Date: Thu 30/11/2023 Opponent: Winnipeg Jets Result: W 3-1
Week 9 Date: Wed 06/12/2023 Opponent: Carolina Hurricanes Result: W 6-1
Week 9 Date: Fri 08/12/2023 Opponent: Minnesota Wild Result: W 4-3
Week 9 Date: Sun 10/12/2023 Opponent: New Jersey Devils Result: W 4-1
Week 10 Date: Tue 12/12/2023 Opponent: Chicago Blackhawks Result: W 4-1
Week 10 Date: Thu 14/12/2023 Opponent: Tampa Bay Lightning Result: L 4-7
Week 10 Date: Sat 16/12/2023 Opponent: Florida Panthers Result: L 1-5
Week 11 Date: Tue 19/12/2023 Opponent: NY Islanders Result: L 1-3
Week 11 Date: Thu 21/12/2023 Opponent: New Jersey Devils Result: W 6-3
Week 11 Date: Fri 22/12/2023 Opponent: NY Rangers Result: W 4-3
Week 12 Date: Thu 28/12/2023 Opponent: San Jose Sharks Result: W 5-0
Week 12 Date: Sat 30/12/2023 Opponent: Los Angeles Kings Result: T 2-2
Week 12 Date: Sun 31/12/2023 Opponent: Anaheim Ducks Result: W 7-2
Week 13 Date: Tue 02/01/2024 Opponent: Philadelphia Flyers Result: W 5-2
Week 13 Date: Sat 06/01/2024 Opponent: Ottawa Senators Result: W 3-1
Week 14 Date: Tue 09/01/2024 Opponent: Chicago Blackhawks Result: W 2-1
Week 14 Date: Thu 11/01/2024 Opponent: Detroit Red Wings Result: W 3-2
Week 14 Date: Sat 13/01/2024 Opponent: Montreal Canadiens Result: W 2-1
Week 15 Date: Tue 16/01/2024 Opponent: Toronto Maple Leafs Result: W 4-2
Week 15 Date: Thu 18/01/2024 Opponent: Seattle Kraken Result: W 4-2
Week 15 Date: Sat 20/01/2024 Opponent: Calgary Flames Result: W 3-1
Week 16 Date: Tue 23/01/2024 Opponent: Columbus Blue Jackets Result: W 4-1
Week 16 Date: Thu 25/01/2024 Opponent: Chicago Blackhawks Result: W 3-0
Week 16 Date: Sat 27/01/2024 Opponent: Nashville Predators Result: W 4-1
Week 17 Date: BYE Opponent: BYE Result: BYE
Week 18 Date: Tue 06/02/2024 Opponent: Vegas Golden Knights Result: L 1-3
Week 18 Date: Fri 09/02/2024 Opponent: Anaheim Ducks Result: W 5-3
Week 18 Date: Sat 10/02/2024 Opponent: Los Angeles Kings Result: L 0-4
Week 19 Date: Tue 13/02/2024 Opponent: Detroit Red Wings Result: W 8-4
Week 19 Date: Thu 15/02/2024 Opponent: St. Louis Blues Result: L 3-6
Week 19 Date: Sat 17/02/2024 Opponent: Dallas Stars Result: W 4-3
Week 20 Date: Mon 19/02/2024 Opponent: Arizona Coyotes Result: W 6-3
Week 20 Date: Wed 21/02/2024 Opponent: Boston Bruins Result: L 5-6
Week 20 Date: Fri 23/02/2024 Opponent: Minnesota Wild Result: L 2-4
Week 20 Date: Sat 24/02/2024 Opponent: Calgary Flames Result: L 3-6
Week 21 Date: Mon 26/02/2024 Opponent: Los Angeles Kings Result: W 4-2
Week 21 Date: Wed 28/02/2024 Opponent: St. Louis Blues Result: W 3-2
Week 21 Date: Sat 02/03/2024 Opponent: Seattle Kraken Result: W 2-1
Week 21 Date: Sun 03/03/2024 Opponent: Pittsburgh Penguins Result: W 6-1
Week 22 Date: Tue 05/03/2024 Opponent: Boston Bruins Result: W 2-1
Week 22 Date: Thu 07/03/2024 Opponent: Columbus Blue Jackets Result: L 2-4
Week 22 Date: Sat 09/03/2024 Opponent: Buffalo Sabres Result: T 2-2
Week 22 Date: Sun 10/03/2024 Opponent: Pittsburgh Penguins Result: W 4-0
Week 23 Date: Wed 13/03/2024 Opponent: Washington Capitals Result: W 7-2
Week 23 Date: Sat 16/03/2024 Opponent: Colorado Avalanche Result: L 2-3
Week 24 Date: Tue 19/03/2024 Opponent: Montreal Canadiens Result: W 3-2
Week 24 Date: Thu 21/03/2024 Opponent: Buffalo Sabres Result: W 8-3
Week 24 Date: Sat 23/03/2024 Opponent: Toronto Maple Leafs Result: L 3-6
Week 24 Date: Sun 24/03/2024 Opponent: Ottawa Senators Result: L 3-5
Week 25 Date: Tue 26/03/2024 Opponent: Winnipeg Jets Result: W 4-3
Week 25 Date: Thu 28/03/2024 Opponent: Los Angeles Kings Result: W 4-1
Week 25 Date: Sat 30/03/2024 Opponent: Anaheim Ducks Result: W 6-1
Week 26 Date: Mon 01/04/2024 Opponent: St. Louis Blues Result: L 2-3
Week 26 Date: Wed 03/04/2024 Opponent: Dallas Stars Result: L 0-5
Week 26 Date: Fri 05/04/2024 Opponent: Colorado Avalanche Result: W 6-2
Week 26 Date: Sat 06/04/2024 Opponent: Calgary Flames Result: W 4-2
Week 27 Date: Wed 10/04/2024 Opponent: Vegas Golden Knights Result: W 5-1
Week 27 Date: Fri 12/04/2024 Opponent: Arizona Coyotes Result: L 2-3
Week 27 Date: Sat 13/04/2024 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: L 1-3
Week 28 Date: Mon 15/04/2024 Opponent: San Jose Sharks Result: W 9-2
Week 28 Date: Wed 17/04/2024 Opponent: Arizona Coyotes Result: L 2-5
Week 28 Date: Thu 18/04/2024 Opponent: Colorado Avalanche Result: L 1-5

Post Season

Week Date Opponent Result
Conference Quarterfinals Date: Mon 22/04/2024 Opponent: Los Angeles Kings Result: W 7-4
Conference Quarterfinals Date: Wed 24/04/2024 Opponent: Los Angeles Kings Result: L 4-5
Conference Quarterfinals Date: Fri 26/04/2024 Opponent: Los Angeles Kings Result: W 6-1
Conference Quarterfinals Date: Sun 28/04/2024 Opponent: Los Angeles Kings Result: W 1-0
Conference Quarterfinals Date: Wed 01/05/2024 Opponent: Los Angeles Kings Result: W 4-3
Conference Quarterfinals Date: Fri 03/05/2024 Opponent: Los Angeles Kings Result: TBD
Conference Quarterfinals Date: Sun 05/05/2024 Opponent: Los Angeles Kings Result: TBD
Conference Semifinals Date: Wed 08/05/2024 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: L 4-5
Conference Semifinals Date: Fri 10/05/2024 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: W 4-3
Conference Semifinals Date: Sun 12/05/2024 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: L 3-4
Conference Semifinals Date: Tue 14/05/2024 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: W 3-2
Conference Semifinals Date: Thu 16/05/2024 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: L 2-3
Conference Semifinals Date: Sat 18/05/2024 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: W 5-1
Conference Semifinals Date: Mon 20/05/2024 Opponent: Vancouver Canucks Result: W 3-2
Conference Finals Date: Thu 23/05/2024 Opponent: Dallas Stars Result: W 3-2
Conference Finals Date: Sat 25/05/2024 Opponent: Dallas Stars Result: L 1-3
Conference Finals Date: Mon 27/05/2024 Opponent: Dallas Stars Result: L 3-5
Conference Finals Date: Wed 29/05/2024 Opponent: Dallas Stars Result: W 5-2
Conference Finals Date: Fri 31/05/2024 Opponent: Dallas Stars Result: W 3-1
Conference Finals Date: Sun 02/06/2024 Opponent: Dallas Stars Result: W 2-1
Conference Finals Date: Tue 04/06/2024 Opponent: Dallas Stars Result: TBD
Stanley Cup Finals Date: Sat 08/06/2024 Opponent: Florida Panthers Result: L 0-3
Stanley Cup Finals Date: Mon 10/06/2024 Opponent: Florida Panthers Result: L 1-4
Stanley Cup Finals Date: Thu 13/06/2024 Opponent: Florida Panthers Result: L 3-4
Stanley Cup Finals Date: Sat 15/06/2024 Opponent: Florida Panthers Result: TBD
Stanley Cup Finals Date: Tue 18/06/2024 Opponent: Florida Panthers Result: TBD
Stanley Cup Finals Date: Fri 21/06/2024 Opponent: Florida Panthers Result: TBD
Stanley Cup Finals Date: Mon 24/06/2024 Opponent: Florida Panthers Result: TBD

Edmonton Oilers [year] Odds

Odds to Win
Stanley Cup

+1800 

Odds to Win
Western Conference

+750

Odds to Win
Division

+2200

Seasons Win

106.5-115 Over
106.5-115 Under