May 04 2016 09:20AM
There are some polarizing players on this list and Jeff Petry certainly ranks among them when it comes to a thumbs-up or a thumbs down from fans and pundits during his time with the Edmonton Oilers. The thumbs-up crowd sees Petry as an effective defender who skates well, can move the puck and eat up second-pairing minutes.
April 28 2016 07:00AM
In an era when many people get a good chunk of their information from media outlets that seem as interested in celebrity as in actual news, Jarret Stoll has probably been as well-known these last few years for all the hot women’s he’s dated and for getting arrested for drug possession as he has for playing hockey.
April 25 2016 11:31AM
Based on pure entertainment value alone, I’ve got to admit I wouldn’t mind seeing the Edmonton Oilers win the NHL Draft Lottery Saturday, providing long-suffering fans an encore of the day Connor McDavid’s golden ticket to Alberta was punched and the moaning and whining from Toronto began.
April 23 2016 07:00AM
I’ve got to admit I smiled when Devan Dubnyk was voted the 2015 recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, annually awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey, as a member of the Minnesota Wild.
April 21 2016 07:00AM
In hindsight, it’s not necessarily a bad thing that the 1994-95 season was shortened to 48 games by a lockout. It saved Oiler fans from enduring a full season of watching a team that not only saw fit to name Shayne Corson as captain and George Burnett as coach, but that would miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season.