July 28 2016 12:04PM
In an article from Jim Matheson, Todd McLellan spoke about the Hall trade, Adam Larsson, and the Oilers in general. Without getting too much into the “that’s the price you have to pay” argument, the section about Larsson’s role and impact is more relevant moving forward.
July 21 2016 07:00AM
The watch for the missing piece of Edmonton’s defense got a bit of an update via an indirect source on Wednesday. Edmonton didn’t sign a defender. Their competitors haven’t signed or traded one either. On Wednesday the Colorado Avalanche signed 22 year old center Mikhail Grigorenko to a one year $1.3 million dollar deal.
July 17 2016 07:00AM
Every day that passes without the Oilers adding an offensive defender to their group makes it feel like this club is done making significant changes to the blueline. This thought scares me. One of the great failings of the Edmonton Oilers a year ago was a definitive lack of offense from the blueline.
July 06 2016 01:30PM
The Oilers committed to a new look, a different feel to their roster when they traded Hall for Larsson then stepped up to acquire Lucic. However, it’s not as simple as one LW out and another LW in to his spot. Milan Lucic isn’t going to be replacing Taylor Hall in this lineup. At least, not based on what we’ve heard so far.
July 02 2016 01:00PM
It has been a furious couple of days, OilerNation. So much has happened that we’ve barely been able to delve into it, but we have to press forward. The Oilers roster, as different as it is, still is not complete. There’s at least one player missing on the blue line and it looks like there’s only one way to get him.