May 21 2016 08:50AM
After four straight years out of the playoffs, the 1996-97 season not only marked a return to the post-season by the Edmonton Oilers, it provided fans moments that endure to this day. An impossible save by Curtis Joseph. Todd Marchant blazing around a stumbling Grant Ledyard. Oiler GM Glen Sather pumping his fist in the press box at Reunion Arena.
May 20 2016 10:11PM
Joey Laleggia was drafted out of Denver (NCAA) but the Oilers would have had their eye on him back when he played for the Penticton Vees of the BCJHL. Laleggia has skill—he led Condors rookies in points this season—but he also turns 24 in June. Is there an NHL window for Joey Laleggia?
May 20 2016 06:17PM
I should start off by saying that this is the worst kind of trade column: the speculative kind. Looking at the rosters of the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers, though, I can’t help but wonder if there isn’t some kind of trade fit between the two teams.
May 20 2016 02:15PM
Last October Zack Kassian was placed in Stage Two of the Substance Abuse and Behavioural Health Program (SABH) of the NHL and NHLPA. He went to rehab for two months and on December 15th he was cleared to return to active status. Then he entered the follow-up care phase of the substance abuse and behavioural health program.
The Montreal Canadiens placed him on waivers and he went to the American Hockey League. On December 28th, Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli acquired him in exchange for goalie Ben Scrivens. Kassian reported to the Oilers AHL affiliate in Bakersfield. On January 13th, after seven games in the minors, the Oilers recalled Kassian.
He played 36 games for the Oilers, and yesterday he signed a one-year contract for $1.5 million. I spoke with the 13th overall pick in 2009 about returning to the Oilers, what he wants to improve and where he fits in next season.
May 20 2016 11:00AM
When the Oilers season ends that doesn't mean life stops at Nation HQ. We keep moving forward, figuring out new ways to grow the website, drink excessively, and occasionally search for new people to join our team. After concluding the Great Intern Search® of 2016 we found a new team member for you guys to get to know. Today I want to take a few minutes to introduce to the brand new addition to the team at Nation HQ. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Kyla... the Intern.