December 06 2011 09:07PM

This is Joe Murphy. A November 1989 trade that brought him to Edmonton was a key element in the Oilers run to their 1990 Stanley. Murphy developed great chemistry with Adam Graves and they formed the heart of the "Kid Line" that spring.

Sometimes a slight adjustment is all it takes.

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Robin Brownlee
December 06 2011 08:31PM

Ryan Smyth is about to claim his place among the greatest players ever to wear the silks of the Edmonton Oilers, which is saying something, and you might see it unfold at Rexall Place as early as Wednesday or Friday.

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Jason Gregor
December 06 2011 03:26PM

You know Eric Belanger is struggling when even google images doesn't have a picture of him in an Oiler jersey, instead you get tasty treats like this one of his some model named Eric Belanger. I'm sure once Belanger scores a goal in an Oiler jersey google will have a picture of him, it just won't be on page two.

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Reshuffle Please

Jason Strudwick
December 06 2011 11:01AM


Yesterday Gary Bettman submitted and the board of governors approved a new four conference format. Assuming the NHLPA okays the changes, the new system will be in place next season.

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Top-5 Russians: Edmonton Oilers

Kent Wilson
December 06 2011 09:47AM

By Andrey Osadchenko

The Oilers could never really brag about their Russians. It might the cold, it might be the distance between Motherland and Edmonton (which is huge) and it might be something else, but the ugly truth is that none of the Russians ever spent a whole lot of time with the team. Here’s a quick look at five who did and left their mark. Ironically, four of them are defensemen.

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