Chris the Intern
August 03 2016 07:00AM
There are 70 days of waiting left until the Oilers kick off the season in their shiny new building. In a perfect world, Chiarelli will spend the remainder of the off season upgrading some bottom six forward depth, and more importantly, a top pairing defenceman.
Unfortunately, there aren't many worthwhile free agents left available, or even players available for trade, which makes it extremely difficult for Chia to get anything done before the season starts. With that said, I feel like it's an appropriate time to start talking about our expectations for the 2016-17 season.
August 02 2016 12:41PM
Just saw some Keith Gretzky to EDM as AGM rumors. It's my understanding he will, in fact, be joining EDM in that capacity in near future.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) August 2, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like the Oilers are bringing in a Gretzky! No, I’m not talkin' about Wayne - I’m talkin' Keith! According to TSN rumour overlord Bob McKenzie, the Oilers are close to bringing in Wayne’s younger brother Keith as the Assistant General Manager.
August 02 2016 11:09AM
The advanced stats versus conventional hockey people fight is probably getting old for anyone watching the argument from the outside. Nevertheless, it rages on, flaring up whenever a new school person flagrantly denies conventional wisdom or an old school person balks at nerds analyzing the game with spreadsheets.
Many might be surprised to find out that the two schools of thought actually agree more than they disagree. The problem is, there are fundamental areas of friction between the two sides that may never be resolved. Let's talk about these issues, from the view of a new school outsider with a background in psychology (i.e.; me).
August 01 2016 11:41AM
The Arizona Coyotes placed Antoine Vermette on waivers today for the purpose of buyout. Vermette is nearing the end of a very successful NHL career, that includes over 900 regular-season games and a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks. Edmonton employed a tragic third and fourth line last season, can Vermette help?
August 01 2016 07:00AM
It's the long weekend edition of the Mailbag and this week's info sack is dedicated to those of you that had to work today. This Mailbag goes out to each and every one of you that was forced into to work by that tyrant you call a boss. This Mailbag is dedicated to anyone that is currently sitting at their place of work with absolutely no intention of getting anything done today. We're here for you, brothers and sisters. May the clock hands move quickly for you.