September 28 2016 07:24PM
The Edmonton Oilers sent out Patrick Russell this afternoon, the young college winger from St. Cloud State is gone from his first training camp. The scoring winger didn't get much of a look in main camp, while the other college signings (Drake Caggiula, Matt Benning, Nick Ellis) are still here. Why the disconnect?
September 27 2016 09:12PM
Among the PTO's on this year's training camp roster of the Edmonton Oilers is Ryan Vesce. Who? Ryan Vesce is a 34 year old hockey player from Long Island who has an interesting background—and arrives at Oilers camp coming off a splendid KHL season.
September 25 2016 05:46PM
We are underway in Europe, exhibition games start in the NHL tomorrow night (!!!) and regular-season action is in the books for junior leagues. What's up with Edmonton's prospects? Let's have a look.
September 25 2016 11:55AM
A lot of conversation today about Darnell Nurse, mostly in regard to possible trade options involving Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets. The lightning rod player? Darnell Nurse. It seems much of Oilers Nation is up in arms over the idea of not sending Nurse to Winnipeg immediately—even though we have no real evidence that there is a trade to be made built around these two players. Today, I would like to look at another side of this story: What do the Edmonton Oilers think of Darnell Nurse? The answer informs the future.
September 24 2016 11:45AM
If we are honest, the idea of North America versus Canada had so much appeal that it took a day to get behind the idea of Canada versus Russia. Fortunately, the two nations have a lot of history on the ice that allows both sides to build up a good lather. Add to that the built-in Sidney Crosby—Alex Ovechkin rivalry, the fact Mike Babcock will want to announce his presence with authority to Russian coach Oleg Znarok (seriously, that is his name) and assistant Harijs Vitolins (really). It's tuques versus ushankas for the right to play Sweden or the Seven Nation Army.