December 27 2015 12:00PM
The cold mornings are on us now, starting the car involves a few extra minutes for warm up and the search for mittens and toque is unnecessary (any self-respecting Albertan has all the winter wear in a feature place in the home by now). The Christmas turkey has been consumed (well, mostly) and the Boxing Day game made us suitably grumpy. Now, on to Calgary and the battle of Alberta. A win would be outstanding, but the Oilers are not healthy and they carry a noxious power play into the province's second city.
December 26 2015 11:15AM
The last time Edmonton Oilers fans could talk playoffs without sounding like lunatics? 2006. Oh sure, there was that time Steve Tambellini added Ales Kotalik in a bizarre flurry of deadline deals, but the last time the Oilers were really in the conversation, Craig MacTavish didn't feel there was much difference between Ty Conklin and Jussi Markkanen. Today—tonight—we are on the edge of a dream.
December 20 2015 07:53PM
We start this week's update with the news—Mark Fayne is back in the NHL! The veteran was recalled Sunday, as Oilers fans waited for word on Brandon Davidson after his injury Saturday.
December 20 2015 12:00PM
One area in which the Bakersfield Condors must outperform the Oklahoma City Barons? Developing two-way forwards with at least some offensive skills. Edmonton has their Jacks and Kings, but a solid two-way forward who could chip in on offense (ala Jason Chimera, Kyle Brodziak) is badly needed at the NHL level. Is that man Jujhar Khaira? His 20-year old AHL season suggests it unlikely because the offense isn't there. What about Kyle Platzer? Let's have a look.
December 19 2015 11:32AM
Between the birth of baby Jesus, the new Star Wars movie and and the anticipated return of Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers fans have a lot to look forward to in the days and weeks ahead. There are some pretty cool things in the present as well.