Chris the Intern
June 29 2016 07:00AM
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When Columbus doesn't draft Jesse Puljujarvi, and a potential second overall falls to fourth, YOU GET UP ON THAT STAGE AND YOU DRAFT LIKE YOU'VE NEVER DRAFTED BEFORE! Do we send Columbus a thank you letter? Bah... forget it.
June 28 2016 08:15PM
If we had a dollar for every time one of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Jordan Eberle has been traded in print or on air, we would all be living in houses as nice as Wanye Manor. Even this spring and early summer, rumors surrounding the trio have been rampant. Could it be that Peter Chiarelli has decided to keep these gents around—at least until the day he can make a deal that makes sense?
June 28 2016 04:45PM
Last Friday night marked a draft that saw the Oilers win a little piece of the lottery without having the lottery balls actually drop in their favour. Columbus shocked everyone by taking Pierre-Luc Dubois with their third overall pick, leaving Jesse Puljujarvi (A.K.A Pool Party) to fall into the Oilers' lap. Amazing! While there's no way of knowing who the next Oilers draft bust will be, in this week's Top 10 Tuesday I plan on killing your Pool Party vibe by reminding you of the ten worst Oilers draft busts over the years.
June 28 2016 01:59PM
The NHL made a wise decision when they allowed teams to openly talk to unrestricted free agents one week prior to July 1st. We all knew teams spoke to UFAs prior to July 1st, but now it is legal and it allows teams to bring players to their city and show them around and have lengthy conversations in comfort without being worried about being caught.
The Oilers invited Milan Lucic and Jason Demers to see the sites, because they aren't "allowed" to discuss actual contracts. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
It is smart to bring them in, but Chiarelli needs to be cautious when they start discussing money and term.
June 28 2016 09:47AM
The Edmonton Oilers are going to be hosting some familiar names Tuesday: Unrestricted free agents Milan Lucic and Jason Demers are coming to visit the city.