August 04 2015 06:13PM
Is it the start of the season yet? No, it isn't. In fact, it isn't even close. We still have over two months to go until the puck drops on the 2015-16 NHL season, meaning there's a lot of time for teams to make moves, and there's a lot of time to sit around and think about who's had a good offseason and who hasn't. Pretty much all of the interesting free agents are off the table now that we're heading into August, but there's still a lot of time for teams to make moves and tweak their rosters.
With that being said, after the jump I'm going to break down the good and the bad of the offseason in the Central Division (so far) and who might still be looking to make some more moves before the season starts.
August 04 2015 01:00PM
When Oilers news is slow the contests are plentiful and the swag shall flow like the North Saskatchewan. I always dig the photoshop contests but we just had one and I'd like to get more of you involved. That's why it's time to meme again. What's a meme? Look up. The fine mademoiselle explains it nicely. Remember that old lady as you turn on the creative juices. I love meme contests because basically anyone can enter them - just find a meme generator and away you go. The possibilities are endless!
August 04 2015 10:25AM
**The second post in an ongoing series - Robin Brownlee re-lives the 2001-02 Oilers season **
The 2001-02 season really began in the summer with the trade of captain and leading scorer Doug Weight, who became yet another casualty of economics during a difficult era of tight budgets and cash calls for team ownership.
August 03 2015 12:00PM
Last season, Nikita Nikitin hit the IR early and often. As players age and their ability to play at a high level erodes, the wear and tear impacts more often and leaves those players on the sidelines with increasing frequency. A lot of talk these days about the Oilers having 'too many defensemen' but how many healthy blue do they have?
August 03 2015 08:00AM
Is it really August already? At least that means we're getting closer by the day to seeing our sweet Connor dawn an Oilers uni in real games. Until then you will have to settle for the mailbag. As always, I need your questions to make this segment work. If you have a question you'd like to ask you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. For now it's time to grab a coffee and learn something. Enjoy.