ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

Lowetide
July 22 2012 07:59PM

The Edmonton Oilers began July 1st like a house on fire, but cooled off quickly. Oiler fans are thrilled with the summer so far (or most are) but there's work to be done. Is this the week something happens?

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MAGNUM PS

Lowetide
July 22 2012 08:19AM

Magnus Paajarvi had a solid rookie season in 10-11, but was lost in the flood last season. For Paajarvi, getting back to his 15-goal rookie pace has a lot to do with confidence and getting the bounces.

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LAST THING I NEEDED (FIRST THING THIS MORNING)

Lowetide
July 21 2012 07:18AM

Old timey Oiler fans will tell you the Justin Schultz win in free agency is merely payback for a mountain of heartache. And Nashville? Folks, we know how you feel. Seriously.

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DEFENDERS

Lowetide
July 17 2012 04:59PM

In some ways, NHL defensemen are akin to major league pitchers: you can never have enough of them. Last season Edmonton used 13 blue to get through the season and the club already has 8 under NHL contract for next season. Why does a team need so many defensemen?

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GET BUSY LIVING, GET BUSY DYING

Lowetide
July 15 2012 08:30AM

Since the lockout ended, the Edmonton Oilers have done most of their summer's business between draft day and July 15th. However, the activity from July 15th on represents some of the most franchise altering events in the team's history.

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