July 21 2015 12:00PM
Glen Sather: "Edmonton had a rivalry with Calgary for years and we never made any deals with them. I heard they were going to pick up a Scottish player—Tony Hand—in the last pick of the draft. I knew it because our scouts had been talking to their scouts. We ended up picking him one pick ahead of Calgary just to piss them off." Source: Behind the Moves
July 21 2015 08:00AM
Whether you know him as J-Roc from Trailer Park Boys, from Mr. D, or as the host of Jonovision, Jonathan Torrens has been a mainstay on Canadian television for over two decades. What you may not know is that he is a massive Oilers fan despite being born on PEI. I was lucky enough to sit down with him and talk about the Oilers, Trailer Park Boys, and what it was like an as Oilers fan on the east coast. This is part of our conversation...
July 20 2015 02:14PM
I’ll let others debate exactly where Glen Sather belongs in the NHL’s history books. What I know is Sather damn sure belongs up in the rafters at Rexall Place, and that’s exactly where he’ll finally be when the Oilers honor their former coach, president and GM with a banner raising Dec. 11.
July 20 2015 11:27AM
It’s been interesting this summer watching Peter Chiarelli set the pace for his revision of the Edmonton Oilers’ stalled rebuild. He has opted neither for wholesale change nor for a total wait-and-see approach; instead he’s taken the middle ground between the two approaches. Call it a reset year.
July 20 2015 08:00AM
The weekend is over, we’re all back to work, and looking (read: needing) for ways to kill company time. Enter your old friend - the mailbag. As always, I’ve taken your questions, passed them to our panel of geniuses, and waited for wisdoms to spill out of their brain boxes. If you want to be included in the mailbag, email me at email@example.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy.