July 18 2013 11:18PM
Among the things I didn't expect to see this summer: Craig MacTavish going against the grain (and channeling Moneyball) by shopping in the Russian market. A year ago, the Oilers drafted Yak City #1 overall, and this summer the organization is adding Russians--going against the market--in hopes of value add. Sound like Moneyball? Yes. Yes it does.
July 18 2013 05:32PM
**This footage of game 6 vs. the Jets in 1990. Oiler fans might want to fast forward to the 9:30 mark.***
The Winnipeg Jets haven't played in Edmonton since March 29th, 1996 when Miroslav Satan had a pair of goals in a 3-2 Oilers victory while Nikolai Khabibulin was in goal for the Jets, and Ryan Smyth was in his rookie season.
However, according to my source, that 17-year drought will end October 1st when the Jets return to Rexall Place for opening night against the Edmonton Oilers.
July 18 2013 02:58PM
July 18 2013 10:32AM
Ah the summers here at the Nation. Beer release parties, man cave judging contests. This is when us Oilers fans really go the extra mile entertaining ourselves isn't it?
Let's get to it.
July 18 2013 09:42AM
It’s been nearly a week now since unrestricted free agency opened, and the best players on the market have already signed contracts with their new teams. For a team in need of depth NHL’ers, however, there remain options.
Yesterday, we looked at what the Oilers could do if they wanted to address their fourth line centre position; today we look at potential third line wingers.