September 08 2012 08:27AM
This is Daniil Zharkov dealing with an evildoer. Zharkov may be getting more attention than normal for an Oiler draft pick, as the lockout and the internet will give Oilers Nation a chance to check up on the prospects regularly. How DO you follow all of the prospects?
September 07 2012 05:50PM
Over the years, the Edmonton Oilers have provided us with tremendous on and off ice entertainment. Although there are dark skies on the NHL horizon, the relationship between the Oilers and Oilers Nation shines on.
I had some fun at Klondike Days in the 70s and 80s, saw the Beach Boys and Chicago (don't remember the year for either concert). I've seen some wonderful football, the Eskimos have been excellent entertainment for most of my life. The really good rock bands always seem to come here, even in the beginning.
My favorite shows? Hmmm. Elvis Costello don't remember the year, Genesis was amazing the time I saw them and even though they were exactly 100 years old, the Rolling Stones rocked Commonwealth the night I was there in a big way. Only band on the planet that can boast Keith Richards throwaway line "here's one" and then back it up with the alltime "Happy." Man, that was a night to remember.
BOYS ON THE BUS
When it comes down to putting a footprint on a community, the Edmonton Oilers are kings. In my day job, driving around talking to people in the city, the subject has gone from "where will they play the Russian?" to "how long will we have to wait?" with very little time for anger, rage or threat.
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
Oilers Nation will stand vigil until the heroes return. Whatever the issues keeping Edmonton and their Oilers apart, the fanbase will return stronger than ever. Hockey is part of the fabric, like beer, Jill Hennessy, blue jeans and donair.
Hurry Sundown, come on winter.
September 03 2012 01:23PM
The Edmonton Oilers have graduated some incredible talent to the NHL in the last 2 seasons, and there's another crew ready to step right up. How many of these young men will make the grade? How many should we expect to hang around the NHL long enough to make an impression?
September 02 2012 11:57AM
During day 2 of this summer's entry draft. the Edmonton Oilers passed over some ranked local prospects to draft older prospects. Is this a trend? Is this a good idea? Will the players who were passed over be more expensive a year from now?
September 01 2012 07:35AM
The Edmonton Oilers have their window. The Hall-Eberle contracts mean their window of opportunity is the rest of the decade. By 2020, they'll have a 6th Stanley, be on their way to it, or the subject of many words on the internet involving snafu, tarfun and fubar. Destiny awaits.