December 08 2016 05:11PM
Early this evening, Dillon Simpson played in his first NHL game. It marked another hurdle cleared for a young defenseman who has made consistent progress over the 5+ seasons since his draft day. From a pre-draft scouting report that pointed out he was a 'sluggish' skater through today, Dillon Simpson has never been a sure bet for advancement. On the occasion of his first NHL game, it is fitting to have a look back to see all the things he overcame—and the players passed along the way.
December 04 2016 08:16PM
Laurent Brossoit (in photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved) posted back to back shutouts this weekend to lead a condo of Condors to impressive wins. In a long season, there are very few weeks that stand out due to multiple outstanding performances, and this was such a week. Let's have a look.
December 04 2016 06:30PM
By any measure, this is an unusual fall. Although we are mere hours away from being thrown into the deep freeze beside the leg of lamb, standing rib roast, pizza's and whatever the hell Grandma sent over to eat last Christmas, it has been a most pleasant fall season for Edmonites. And the hockey team? Well hell, boys and girls, we seem to have fallen into a playoff race. Anyone want to talk about the 2017 draft? Didn't think so.
December 03 2016 12:00PM
It's been a long, it's been a long time coming, but the Edmonton Oilers are close to an actual factual playoff race. Early days, but if they can make it through December, everything's going to be alright I know. The McDavid will bring us riches untold and a better day. Will we see an early thaw, or a false spring?
November 30 2016 03:10PM
Ben Betker is one of the few Oilers prospects who has a contract for 2017-18, and this coming summer will probably see Peter Chiarelli finish the job he started in the spring of 2015. What does that mean for Oilers fans? A lot of new faces at the pro level next fall, especially at the AHL level. Photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved.