Chris the Intern
July 05 2016 02:15PM
It's been just under a week since the most devastating Oiler trade since Ryan Smyth. How are you guys doing? Judging by comments on the website and on Twitter I can tell some people are still upset, some people are coming around, and some people have always been okay with what went down. Thankfully, I'm not here to talk about how bad the trade was, I'm here to help those that are still feeling slighted as a result of the trade. I'm here to cure your sorrows, and make you smile. Here are five ways to get over the Taylor Hall trade.
July 05 2016 12:22PM
Milan Lucic was elated and energized at his first press conference. He was very clear on why he signed in Edmonton, and was well aware of the organization's past struggles. He didn't mince his words when describing how it was to play against the Oilers, but also how having Connor McDavid on the roster meant good times were ahead.
A few things stood out for me at his media avail and later when I spoke with him one-on-one.
July 04 2016 12:56PM
You've had 72 hours to digest another NHL spending spree. In 2015, teams spent $227.9 million on day one of free agency, but this year they handed over $424.1 million, which is the second highest amount in the past seven years. In 2014, NHL GM's went crazy, spending $528.1 million.
Two years later many teams already have buyers remorse.
July 04 2016 07:00AM
What a week! This week, we see what the writers think of the Taylor Hall trade now that a few days have passed, the pros and cons of signing Lucic to a long term deal, Jesse Puljujarvi, and more. If you have a question for next week's mailbag you can always feel free to fire off an email to email@example.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Now let's all gather around to kill some company time and learn something.
July 03 2016 06:10PM
Out goes one Taylor. In comes another.
The Oilers added some depth on Sunday by announcing the signing of winger Taylor Beck, a former third-round pick of the Nashville Predators (70 th overall, 2009). Beck can play both the left and right side, and the 25-year-old will likely start the season with the Bakersfield Condors.