April 08 2012 09:56AM
Ask an Oiler fan what the club needs to improve and the answers vary wildly. However, a "top 4D" and a "big, tough forward to play with the skilled kids" are at the top of the list. We've talked at length about the defenseman, but what of this big forward, this Frankenstein, this Keyser Söze?
April 08 2012 12:04AM
Is it just me, or did seeing Shawn Horcoff and Eric Belanger on the ice in the final minute on a night the veterans didn't do much of anything in a 3-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena serve as a pretty good thumbnail of everything that was wrong with the Edmonton Oilers this season?
April 07 2012 02:49PM
The Oilers wrap up another rebuilding season tonight in Vancouver, and by the end of the first period the Canucks will know if the outcome means anything. A St. Louis win over Dallas means the Canucks need at least a point to secure 1st in the west. If the Habs pick up a point v. Toronto, then the race for 29th becomes moot.
I don't think Oiler fans need or deserve the aggravation of having to hope for a loss, considering you've watched more losses than any other fan base in the NHL since 2006, so I'm sure you're hoping for a Habs win so you can cheer for an Oiler victory.
April 07 2012 06:59AM
It's been a long year on the ice. Some positives, some improvement and some hope for better days ahead. An increase in wins, in goal differential and another lottery ticket about to be punched. Perhaps the best news of all? Cap room. Lots and lots of cap room.
April 06 2012 04:49PM
The Edmonton Oilers are loaded to the gills with defensive prospects in the AHL, junior, college and Europe. When it comes to sheer numbers, the Oilers don’t really need to stock up a lot on draft day this year.