November 06 2014 10:55AM
The Oilers last win in Boston was almost 18 years ago to the day. On November 7th, 1996, the Oilers spanked the Bruins 6-0. Curtis Joseph made 25 saves for the shutout. The Polish Prince, Mariusz Czerkawski, scored a hat trick, all at even strength. Kelly Buchberger had three assists and a fight.
It was a rare victory for the Oilers in Boston. The Oilers are 7-23-4 during their 35-year existence on visits to Boston, so a win tonight would be the ultimate surprise.
November 05 2014 07:04PM
When it comes to tracking prospects, I like to count arrows. Greg Chase (in photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) has posted a stunning number of good arrows since he was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers, and his World Junior experience at the summer camp for Team Canada was a tremendous positive. Tonight, Greg Chase's junior career is in limbo and his status as a Calgary Hitmen player is fluid.
November 05 2014 04:38PM
Over the course of the Edmonton Oilers’ error-prone rebuild, two positions have been and remain particularly weak: centre and defence. The centre position has been debated to death, but less time has been spent discussing the defence, which general manager Craig MacTavish took some pains to address in the summer.
How should the Oilers proceed at the position, both in the short- and long-term?
November 05 2014 02:35PM
Sure, the Edmonton Oilers appear poised to come off the rails for a ninth straight season, but at times like this it might be helpful to lean on the words of owner Daryl Katz in his open letter to fans last January 20th and understand that his team is at least on the right track. Or not.
November 05 2014 11:14AM
This summer, Wanye and I were sitting around Nation HQ dreaming up schemes for the Nation. All I could think of was that I wanted to give away more stuff. From there, we started watching Japanese TV commercials and got distracted. Fortunately, we decided that we should start having monthly contests before we eventually fell into a rabbit hole of bizarre product ads and dancing monsters.