February 20 2017 11:00AM
I can say without any doubt Bill Guerin absolutely loved playing for the Edmonton Oilers, and he felt that way at a time when the glory days of five Stanley Cups were little more than a faded memory. Teammates and fans, in return, felt the same way about Guerin, a speedy power forward from Massachusetts who arrived in Edmonton via the New Jersey Devils in the 1998 trade that sent Jason Arnott the other way.
February 20 2017 09:00AM
For Edmonton Oilers fans long since embittered by their team’s lengthy playoff drought, the club’s performance this season has been a welcome change. Now, in mid-February, the club is in such a good position that it would take a historic collapse to miss the playoffs.
February 20 2017 07:00AM
Here we are on another pantless long-weekend Monday, but this time we look to avoid spending time with loved ones as opposed to pretending to be busy at work. With the trade deadline just around the corner, you need to prepare yourself as best you can and that includes absorbing the wisdom that's waiting for you in this week's mailbag. As always, the bag of mail depends on your brains, and if you have a question you can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Now, grab a coffee and leave your office line off the hook and learn something.
February 19 2017 08:49PM
Anton Lander continues to rip up the AHL, with another 4 points this week with the Condors. He is the headliner, but has plenty of company across the Oilers prospect roster. Ethan Bear had a 10-point week, Jesse Puljujarvi has been scoring for two weeks and Joey Laleggia is thriving as a forward. All had had a major impact this week. Let's have a look.
February 19 2017 12:28PM
College free agents are like a box of chocolates: You never know what you are going to get. Oilers fans were thrilled when Justin Schultz signed back in the day, but enthusiasm was tempered on the day Edmonton signed Matt Benning. Why are things working out differently for Benning? Well, early days, so sweeping statements are unwise, but let's have a look at the numbers.