September 13 2015 01:31PM
We're back! After a long spring and summer without prospect updates, we're seeing some nice progression in the Okanagan and other hockey locales. Things will ratchet up heavily over the next two weeks but there's already lots to be excited about for Oilers fans.
September 13 2015 09:36AM
Peter Chiarelli sat down with Bob McKenzie of TSN yesterday and among the subjects of conversation (as you'd expect) was the defense. Chiarelli's views are a fascinating look into a man trying to improve a defense with a lot of problems.
September 09 2015 07:32PM
The Edmonton Oilers are bringing in big defensemen via trade, draft and free agency at a rapid clip. Three new men arrived during draft weekend and free agent Day One, and there's more movement to come. Who will last the season? Who will be here next fall?
September 07 2015 07:11PM
Sometime tomorrow (possibly Wednesday) the Edmonton Oilers will release their rookie camp roster for the Penticton trip. The list is bound to include Darnell Nurse and Connor McDavid (in photo by Connor Mah) and several other future NHL players. We've grown accustomed to a 'backwards season' in Edmonton, where the draft and rookie camps represent the highlight and the playoffs are a time for draft watches and some other city raising Stanley. It's been so long, and there's probably some blacktop to go before we see the playoffs in Edmonton. I've said it before and I'll say it now: This team HAS to turn north this season.
September 06 2015 10:52AM
No matter how we look at the Oilers power lines, there's only one real opening (2 RW) as the team enters camp. Portside Taylor Hall and Benoit Pouliot, pivots Nuge and McDavid are RW houses Jordan Eberle. That last spot will probably see several candidates in pre-season and during the regular year but there's one obvious candidate who could solve the problem for the next decade. Or is it two?