Mark Fayne recalled from Bakersfield

Jonathan Willis
December 20 2015 05:49PM


The Edmonton Oilers on Sunday recalled defenceman Mark Fayne from Bakersfield of the AHL. Fayne played five games for the Condors, recording an assist, four penalty minutes and an even rating. 

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Andrej Sekera and His Partners

Jonathan Willis
December 18 2015 08:29PM


Andrej Sekera was Peter Chiarelli’s biggest summer addition to the Edmonton Oilers roster, and to these eyes he’s looked pretty good. He does a little bit of everything. He’s competent and capable with the puck, mobile and also extremely competitive in defensive situations; that’s a nice balance and allows him to be an asset in virtually any situation.

Sekera has played tough minutes all season, and it’s worth comparing how he’s played with his two primary partners: Rising star Darnell Nurse and Bakersfield Condor Mark Fayne.

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WWYDW: Trade Deadline Strategy

Jonathan Willis
December 16 2015 07:30AM


It’s a little early to talk about the trade deadline this season, but not ridiculously so. The NHL’s holiday trade freeze kicks in on December 19 and lifts on December 28; historically teams become more active on the trade front once the holidays are passed.

This year there’s a two-month window between the lifting of the freeze and the actual deadline, and Edmonton’s in a very interesting situation because of the weird state of the Western Conference.

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Klefbom injury “not major”; Pouliot and Klinkhammer skating

Jonathan Willis
December 13 2015 12:26PM


Sunday was a pretty good day as far as Edmonton Oilers injury news went. It wasn’t a miraculous day—there was no Connor McDavid sighting—but for three other regulars the news was good.

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The Roman Hamrlik Trade

Jonathan Willis
December 13 2015 07:30AM

In December of 1997, Edmonton Oilers general manager Glen Sather pulled the trigger on a big trade, acquiring defenceman Roman Hamrlik from the Tampa Bay Lightning. It’s the kind of deal that fans of the current edition of the team would surely welcome.

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