April 14 2014 05:16PM
Like it or not, Dallas Eakins will be back for a second season as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers despite some well-documented bumps in the road during his rookie campaign as an NHL bench boss. That much we know.
April 14 2014 02:00PM
Pull up a chair, stop pretending to work and let's get to learning. It's time for our weekly tradition of taking your questions and throwing them out to our writers to get their feedback. If you want to submit a question, email it to me at email@example.com. Be sure to include your Twitter handle (if you have one) for your 13 seconds of Internet stardom!
April 14 2014 01:15PM
Playoffs? We're talking playoffs...playoff pools to be specific.
April 14 2014 11:05AM
I attended Ryan Smyth’s NHL debut back in 1995. I was 14 at the time and I can clearly remember the game like it was yesterday. He had been playing most of the year in Moose Jaw and popped in for a few unremarkable starts before making a splash the following year. I was more hyped on Jason Bonsignore at the time but clearly recall "the other Ryan" from the 1994 draft suiting up and taking to the ice at Rexall Place.
20 years later I was at his retirement game. No longer in junior high, no longer needing rides from my mom to the game and back. I’m a completely different person. Ryan Smyth however is exactly the same person he was so many years ago. Still reppin the same ageless mullet and happy grin. Still grinding it out along the boards and standing in the line of fire in front of the net. Still happy to be an Oiler above anything else.
April 14 2014 10:50AM
The Oilers playoff drought is now eight seasons, tying them for the 2nd longest playoff drought in one city with Boston, 1960-1967, and Washington, 1975-1982. Florida fans hold the record for enduring the longest heartache after watching the Panthers miss for ten consecutive seasons.
Can the Oilers improve by 25 points and be in playoff contention next season?