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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SIGNING SAMWISE

Lowetide
July 14 2012 07:40AM

The Edmonton Oilers are less than a week away from salary arbitration with one of their young forwards, Sam Gagner. Five years into his NHL career--and still young enough to be part of the young cluster of talented forwards--Gagner's contract will tell us what each side really thinks of the other.

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EXCITING THINGS IN OKC!

Lowetide
July 12 2012 05:23PM

Important work is being done in Oklahoma City. As Oiler fans watch a stream of #1 overall selections dazzle at the NHL level, the support group is learning the trade and preparing to make the jump. Role players may not be as sexy as the impact kids, but they're important all the same.

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