Three Seasons Later

Jonathan Willis
April 05 2012 10:47AM

It has now been three seasons since the Edmonton Oilers were faced with a tough decision on their goaltending. Soon-to-be 40-year old Dwayne Roloson had been the team’s starting goalie since coming over in trade in 2005-06. With Roloson unwilling to sign a one-year deal and entering free agency, the Oilers had to find a solution between the pipes.

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Robin Brownlee
April 04 2012 07:27PM

I'm not sure if what I saw on the ice at Rexall Place today was an exhibition of frustration or a sign there's still some fight left in the Edmonton Oilers, or maybe both, but I didn't mind the display of nastiness a bit.

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April 04 2012 07:19PM

Magunis Paajarvi has speed to burn and some defensive acumen in his game. Can he parlay those things into becoming a valuable role player on this Oilers team?

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Is Shawn Horcoff A Good Captain?

Jonathan Willis
April 04 2012 05:12PM

It’s a question I get once at least once a week, and lately it feels more like a daily or even hourly occurrence: should Shawn Horcoff be the captain of the Edmonton Oilers?

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: 106 Miles To Chicago

Jonathan Willis
April 04 2012 10:41AM

We’re nearing the end of the 2011-12 season now. The Oilers have a pair of games left on the schedule and will close out the season on Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks. From a team perspective, there isn’t much left to see; on the individual level there are the usual battles with guys trying to stay with the team or in the league. Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be putting the final touches on campaigns that have them in the running for the Lady Byng and the Calder, respectively.

The latter point is the one I want to highlight this morning.

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