August 15 2015 01:00PM
We've said our goodbyes to the good folks in Oklahoma City and hope the ties that bind keep us in touch over the years. In the fall, Oilers fans must make like the Joads and head to California and the Bakersfield Condors, next home of Edmonton's AHL team. Before we go, let's have a quick look back and the best rookie seasons by Oklahoma City Barons.
August 15 2015 11:00AM
When the Oilers got their hands on RNH it was pretty clear after his first season that the team had found a keeper. He’s defensively responsible, elusive, extremely quick and agile on his skates, and he has top drawer vision. The Oilers had found their 1C for the foreseeable future. None of that has changed, but now they’ve added phenom Connor McDavid to the roster and suddenly the Oilers have a 1-2 punch down the middle they’ve lacked for a very long time.
August 15 2015 08:00AM
Andrew Ference wasn’t particularly well-regarded by NHL scouts in his draft year, and it’s easy to understand why, as 5’11” defencemen typically don’t get a lot of love on draft day. But his response to his low valuation goes a long way toward explaining why, nearly 20 years later, he’s one of the best picks of the 1997 Draft.
August 14 2015 06:13PM
Robbie Russo was drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders - but in their hurry to fill organizational needs on the blue line, they filled up roster spots that could have potentially been his by now.
August 14 2015 03:16PM
Our weekly tradition continues as we countdown the Top 5 greatest Oiler fights of all time as voted by you fine citizens of The Nation! Who will make the cut? Who will be left off? Which of the answers to the aforementioned questions will piss you off the most? We're about to find out.