September 20 2011 09:42AM
With the preseason opening tonight for the Edmonton Oilers with a pair of split-squad games, it is worth noting that the tournament can give fans a misleading view of specific players.
September 19 2011 05:18PM
Found money can make your day -- that wrinkled $20 bill you find in a jacket pocket when the seasons change or in a sock drawer that you've forgotten all about.
September 19 2011 04:55PM
A year ago, the Edmonton Oilers had a trio of strong Calder candidates to start the season. In the end, none of them won the Calder trophy despite delivering solid debut seasons. This year, the Oilers don't have any strong candidates for the trophy.
Or do they?
September 19 2011 11:55AM
The two Ryans, Smyth and Nugent-Hopkins, have generated the most buzz through three days of training camp, but for different reasons. Fans love that the "Mullet" is back and they know what to expect from #94, but they are curious to see how the younger Ryan will fare against NHL players.
You will find out tomorrow, either in Saskatoon or Edmonton.
September 19 2011 11:17AM
With the Joey Moss Cup in the history books, each passing day brings us closer to the start of the 2011-12 NHL season. As Oilers fans we are quickly filling with irrational levels of exuberance to the point that many of us actually believe the Oilers are overstocked with talent - particularly in the forward corps.
This golden period of annual late summer hope also gives us a chance to take pause and judge the many things that have gone right for the Oilers in the last while. Think things are dire coming off back to back 30th place finishes? What if we were all sitting around wondering if ol' Tom Vanek or Dan Heatley would get off their gargantuan wallets and snipe a few for the home team this year?