July 02 2014 10:47PM
Even in hockey crazed Edmonton, Mark Fayne could walk into a bar tonight and 99% of the people wouldn't recognize him. That will change very quickly, however, as fans become familiar with Fayne he likely will never receive a lot of publicity for his play, and that is a good thing, because it means he's excelling in his role.
July 01 2014 10:02AM
The West continues to get stronger, and if the Oilers plan to become competitive in two years they must develop Leon Draisaitl correctly. You need elite centres, two of them, to compete in the western conference.
The Oilers won't get an elite centre in free agency, but they will try to find some quality veterans to help the Oilers young core become more competitive.
Former Oiler, Ales Hemsky, signs in Dallas for three years at $4 million/year
Oilers sign Keith Aulie to a one-year deal. Good depth guy. He can be a #6/7 and it is better that he sits in the pressbox instead of a young D-man.
June 30 2014 09:54AM
The lunacy known as free agency begins tomorrow. Million dollar contracts get handed out more freely and recklessly than pipes at a crack house.
Management and fans get addicted to the belief that the woes of their team will be solved via free agency, and many are willing to do it at any cost.
This year will be no different.
June 29 2014 08:16PM
Sam Gagner is no longer a member of the Edmonton Oilers. Gagner was dealt to Tampa Bay for Teddy Purcell. ***Update. Tampa just traded him to Arizona.**
June 28 2014 12:17PM
The Oilers didn't have a 2nd or 3rd round pick due to the David Perron and Ben Scrivens trades. The trades look like this.
The Oilers dealt Magnus Paajarvi and Ivan Barbashev (33rd pick) for David Perron.
The Oilers traded their 3rd round pick, 63rd overall to Los Angeles for Ben Scrivens. The Kings then dealt the pick to Columbus as part of the Marian Gaborik deal. Columbus then traded the pick to Detroit for the 76th pick and a 3rd rounder in 2015 and the Red Wings selected Dominic Turgeon (son of Pierre) from the Portland Winterhawks.