October 13 2011 05:44PM
The Alberta Oilers were entertaining in year one (72-73), but improvements were needed in all areas for the Oildrop. The summer of 1973 would see the Oilers add talent to their base of Jim Harrison and Allan Hamilton--plus deliver news of a new home for fans.
October 11 2011 02:07PM
When it comes to putting together a competitive NHL team year after year, the Detroit Red Wings are the league's gold standard. How DO they do it? Minor league system? Free agents? Luck? Mike Ilitch knows Sam Pollock's ghost? ALL of the above? Let's have a look.
October 10 2011 10:00AM
The Oilers defense performed well enough last night to secure an OT win in G1 of the 11-12 season. Plenty of chaos and things to work on, but overall the 6 showed grit, shot blocking ability, strength along the boards and did a good job of staying in lanes. Down in OKC, there was a lot of blood on the tracks. Opening night for the Oilers at the pro level exposed a distinct lack of depth along the blue. Who knew? Everyone.
October 09 2011 11:26PM
I'd like to think we learned a lot together last season about Oklahoma City, player development and the importance of a thriving farm team. The lessons continue, as class is in session for you and me again this season. Whereas last year, we found out about spelling, pronunciation and syllables (courtesy this young woman, God bless her--wait! he already did!), this year we're going to find out a little bit about how successful teams handle prospects.
October 08 2011 08:42AM
Playing defense in the National Hockey League is no easy assignment. Especially in today's NHL, where clutching and grabbing are penalties, the pace is breathtaking and the decisions rapid fire. The dangers are also enormous, that fact hitting home for Oiler fans during the pre-season. Former Oiler Sean Brown will talk to us today on Nation Radio about the Taylor Fedun play, the rigors of the NHL game and his experiences at the highest level of hockey.