October 07 2014 03:35PM
Two days remain until the Oilers open their 35th NHL season against the Calgary Flames. As I watched practice there we some interesting things unfolding on the ice.
October 07 2014 10:59AM
Wanye is out of town, and there is nothing I like more than giving away his stuff while he’s gone. I dug around in the warehouse (read: bothered people), rounded up some prizes, and found a picture. Ladies and gentlemen, we’re doing a caption contest.
October 06 2014 04:45PM
The Edmonton Oilers are improved for 2014-15, but there are miles to go. The roster has the Jacks and Kings for the rest of this decade—Hall, Nuge, Yak, Leon, Darnell—there's only the matter of maturation for the top end. It's those darn 6's and 7's and 9's—Craig MacTavish used to find them five at a time a decade ago—that keep this team running in circles.
The Edmonton Oilers need someone like Marty Reasoner. Stat.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 06 2014 02:29PM
Today, inside a swanky booth at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, Rogers announced GamePlus, a new multi-camera feature that they'll be adding to GameCentre Live this season. On hand was legendary former Oiler Mark Messier, who talked a bit about the service, his new job, and his playing days.
October 06 2014 12:26PM
The Oilers finalized their roster yesterday, and Martin Marincin's demotion to OKC was the biggest surprise, but not a complete shocker from where I sit.
Marincin will be a fine NHL player, and because he starts the season in the AHL doesn't mean the Oilers have lost faith in him, it means they actually have some depth on the blueline. Finally.
Was sending Marincin down the right move? What about keeping Nurse? Or how Eakins used the preseason games to get his forwards ready for the season. We discuss all that and more in the weekend recap.