February 19 2012 12:59PM
2011-12 has, to a large extent, been like the two seasons preceding it. The Oilers have iced some good young talent. The team has had a bunch of obvious weaknesses that were obvious weaknesses in the summer, and has suffered for not addressing them in a satisfactory manner. And meaningful games were more or less finished by the time the Christmas break rolled around.
There are, however, exceptions. Judging by what fans here and elsewhere have told me, a game against the Vancouver Canucks is always a meaningful game.
February 16 2012 03:10PM
The Oilers pulled the trigger on a minor trade today, sending minor-league forward Ryan O’Marra to Anaheim in exchange for minor-league defenseman Bryan Rodney.
February 13 2012 10:37PM
TSN Insider Darren Dreger, asked to name a wild-card who could be dealt at the trade deadline earlier tonight:
“I’m going with Jack Johnson. You want a wild card name, there’s a wild card name for you, from the Los Angeles Kings. Dean Lombardi’s going to love me for that. The only way Johnson is in play though, obviously is if they get that top-six guy, somebody that’s going to push them over the edge.”
Could the Oilers put together a package for Johnson?
February 13 2012 01:14PM
The Oilers’ official website has posted Steve Tambellini’s take on Andy Sutton’s new deal, and the general manager speaks about Sutton and the direction of the Oilers in general.
February 12 2012 09:16AM
According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the Edmonton Oilers are close to extending veteran defenseman Andy Sutton. The soon to be 37-year old is currently slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.