February 27 2013 10:28PM
As waiver pickups go, Ryan Jones was a beauty. In his two full seasons with the Oilers, Jones has scored 18 and 17 goals while providing the team with a physical presence and miles and miles of energy shifts. Ryan Jones, as they say, has a terrific motor--it won't stop running! Now: what's that worth?
February 26 2013 05:03PM
The Edmonton Oilers have to make a decision in the next few months on Lalislav Smid: sign him--buying free agent seasons at a premium--or let him go and attempt to find a less expensive solution. What is the better plan?
February 24 2013 09:01AM
Edmonton Oiler fans have had the privilege to watch Ryan Smyth in all his glory. From an energetic young winger full of piss and vinegar to a weathered veteran still full of piss and vinegar, no Oiler of his era has bled for the Oildrop like Ryan Smyth. Earlier this season, there was chatter about Smyth being done, ready for retirement, on his last legs.
This just in: change the headline.
February 23 2013 08:37AM
We're one third of the way through this season and as always there are some who are performing above expected levels and others who have fallen behind. The list of overachievers for the Oilers is interesting, but the guys trailing "reasonable" are the story here.
February 22 2013 07:19AM
He played only 200 regular season games for the Oilers, and he was never a top line player. Ken Linseman's unique qualities and skills made him unforgettable in every Oiler game he played. Love him or hate him, you had to be aware of The Rat.