September 09 2015 01:31PM
Gazdic is the most skilled Oilers forward when it comes to fisticuffs, but if
he is going to be a regular in the lineup he'll need to be more than just a
fighter. Gazdic lost a few pounds -- not that he was too heavy, he simply wanted to
get leaner and quicker.
But he made it clear yesterday that doesn't mean he is trying to forget the role that got him to the NHL.
September 07 2015 10:02AM
Connor McDavid is going to move into Taylor Hall's house when he arrives in Edmonton. For some fans this was a bit of a surprise, but when you take a step back it makes a lot of sense for the young phenom.
September 03 2015 12:45PM
Does Darnell Nurse need time in the AHL, or can he step in and help the Oilers right now?
It is one of the burning questions heading into training camp. I believe his play will have the biggest impact on how the blueline shapes ups early in the season.
September 01 2015 07:47AM
I always go on holidays for the final two weeks of August, because the weather is usually great, which it was, and it allows me to relax and recharge before the sporting world explodes in September and October. It is a great time to be a sports fan.
The NFL gets going --The Dolphins will win the AFC East -- MLB is in the stretch run and the Jays are ripping it up, the CFL season heats up after Labour Day and NHL camps, for the rookies, start in less than two weeks.
There is no shortage of story lines heading into the NHL season, and no team has had more major changes over the past five months than the Edmonton Oilers.
August 11 2015 07:40AM
The Oilers' 2006 playoff run began on Friday April 21st at 5:12 MST. The Oilers were in Detroit to face the President Trophy winning Red Wings. The Wings dominated the regular season. They finished with 124 points, the fifth highest total in NHL history (Habs had 132 in 1977, 129 in 1978, 127 in 1976 and the Wings had 131 in 1996), and they were +95 in goals for/against.
The Oilers finished with 95 points and +7 in GF/GA. The Wings were heavily favoured and the Oilers had won only 9 of 20 games since Dwayne Roloson was acquired on March 8th.
Things did not start well for the Oilers.