November 11 2013 09:41AM
The Edmonton Oilers are in a bad spot now, and with a 4-13-2 record to start the season you would be reading some 'fire the coach' articles by now if this were any other franchise. The thing is, they've done that already, seemingly every summer since 2009. I guess they could fire a coach in-season, but I don't think that is going to happen. The alternative? A wild and crazy ride.
November 11 2013 07:58AM
On the evening of December 24th, 1914, something redeeming happened along the Western Front in France and Belgium. Something sane, kind, good and human took over from the cruel madness that was emerging from the first few months of the Great War. On that night, rifles were put down and soldiers on opposite sides of a pitted field rose from their makeshift trenches filled with mud and earth and came together as comrades, offering each other gifts and friendship.
November 10 2013 08:28PM
The Ladislav Smid exit kicks off 'trading season' in Edmonton, the annual sell-off of actual NHL players for picks and prospects. It has to be a bitter pill for the organization, but it's important for them to make rational decisions and receive value for their veterans. Here's a look at some players who may be headed out of Edmonton long before the deadline.
November 10 2013 11:14AM
I didn't pick the Oilers to make the playoffs this season, had them 10th, but I don't think anyone expected them to start the season this poorly; 4-12-2 in their first 18 games and tonight a date with the defending Stanley Cup Champions.
The Oilers have to play like they did in Tampa Bay or they could easily get blown away in the Windy City.
November 09 2013 05:30PM
Laurent Brossoit is already famous in Edmonton. His three year run (2010-13) as starting goalie for the junior Oil Kings marked the golden era for the modern edition of the WHL team. Oiler fans would cheer for Brossoit, but in the back of their minds the knowledge that he was a Flames draft pick never left them. After last night's trade, Brossoit is a true copper and blue Oiler prospect. He joins a growing list of '2011-12 WHL champion Oil Kings' who are also in the Oiler prospect pipeline. Who is Laurent Brossoit?