May 26 2012 11:33AM
Officially, the Edmonton Oilers rebuild started midway through 2009-10, as a team built to make that last push for the playoffs imploded spectacularly, finishing last in the NHL. Unofficially, the real trigger was the departure of the catalyst from the 2006 run, Chris Pronger. In the Pronger trade, the Oilers acquired good value in terms of assets, but terrible value from a ‘win right now’ perspective.
More than any other action, arguably it was the Pronger trade that set the Oilers on the course they are now.
May 26 2012 06:57AM
If you're a restricted free agent on the Edmonton Oilers roster, there's a chance you're heading out of town.
May 25 2012 01:10PM
It is great for fans and the media to get ready for another off-season full of change for the Edmonton Oilers, but is it beneficial for the Oilers? Since the spring of 2009, the Oilers have made significant changes every off-season, on and off the ice, but despite all of those changes the Oilers haven't seen much improvement.
Will the changes they make this spring and summer produce the results they want?
May 25 2012 11:51AM
Justin Schultz, the high-end prospect who is expected to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, appears to have started the clock ticking on his departure from the Ducks’ organization today.
May 25 2012 08:21AM
So the quest begins!!!
Now that it is clear the Oilers are in search of a new head coach everyone in Edmonton, including my grandmother, has an opinion on who should take over. This is a big decision for the team and will most likely take time.