July 09 2015 01:47PM
We're getting to that time of year again where not a whole lot is going on that's Oilers related, but we still need something to read... or at least look at. Ladies and gentlemen, it's photoshop time!
July 09 2015 11:32AM
BAKERSFIELD, California – For those that have never been to the city before, Bakersfield, California, is about two hours north of Los Angeles and known mostly as the home of both country music legend Merle Haggard and NASCAR superstar Kevin Harvick.
July 08 2015 08:14AM
Anders Nilsson was drafted in the third round of the 2009 NHL draft. He played two more seasons in Sweden, before coming to North America to play in the New York Islanders organization. He played 75 games in the AHL and 25 in the NHL over three seasons with New York, but left of the KHL last year.
The Oilers acquired him from Chicago on Monday and promptly signed him to a $1 million, one-year, one-way contract.
I knew very little about him, other than watching him play for Sweden at the World Championships, so I asked goaltending guru, Kevin Woodley, for some insight on Nilsson.
July 07 2015 06:40PM
With the Oilers trading Liam Coughlin for Anders Nilsson and giving him a 1-way contract for $1 million immediately afterwards, Peter Chiarelli has done a good job adding competition at the goaltending position.
July 07 2015 04:51PM
Players from Finland hold a special place for Oilers fans, dating back to WHA times. Names like Juha Widing (Swede born in Finland), Risto Siltanen, Matti Hagman, Jari Kurri, Esa Tikkanen, Janne Niinimaa and Jussi Markkanen represent some of the best (and most popular) players ever to don the Oil drop. The latest Finnish addition is Lauri Korpikoski, veteran two-way winger with a rich NHL resume. What could be better than a Finn? You'll never guess!