June 28 2016 07:00AM
Every team needs glue guys, and Raymond Murray was as sticky as a role player can be during the two tours of duty he did with the Edmonton Oilers. Whether it meant moving up and down the line-up and filling in here or there or just keeping the guys in the room loose with his class clown act and that braying guffaw of his, Murray was your man.
June 23 2016 08:47AM
If this list was about the Top 100 Good Guys who have played for the Edmonton Oilers, Sam Gagner would occupy a place on it much higher than the 62 spot I’ve slotted him into. In the seven seasons Gagner toiled for the Oilers, he was considered a good teammate. He was respected in the room.
June 22 2016 11:34AM
Peter Chiarelli was among the busiest GMs during his first go-round with the Edmonton Oilers at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and there’s absolutely no reason to believe that will change at the 2016 edition of the draft in Buffalo.
June 20 2016 01:00PM
Ten years ago today, I was on a flight from Raleigh to Edmonton. I was absolutely exhausted, toast, trying to digest what I’d seen over the previous eight weeks or so. At the same time, I was looking ahead to matters far more important.
June 15 2016 11:12AM
The Edmonton Oilers would make the playoffs for the third straight season in 1998-99, but that seemed like a sidebar after an off-season of drama and upheaval that saw the team change hands as the Edmonton Investors Group took over ownership of the team from Peter Pocklington.