June 11 2013 08:55AM
Dallas Eakins, like the men who have preceded him as head coach of the Oilers the last few years, proved that at the least he was very capable of saying interesting things at his debut Edmonton press conference. What do his words tell us about how he’s going to run the team?
June 10 2013 04:48PM
Toronto takes a beating from the rest of Canada, and let's be honest they're full measure for it. However, there are wonderful things from and about Toronto. On this historic day--when Toronto sends us their best coach (thanks!)--it's time to pay homage to the city money that built.
June 10 2013 03:17PM
Now that the dust has settled on the third coaching change for the Mighty Oil in the last 5 years it is time to do what we Oilers fans do best. Debate the shuffling of the deck chairs on the Titanic while the good teams battle it out for the Stanley Cup.
Was giving the Thirteenth Head Coach the ol' Georgie Burnett after 48 games and no real training camp the right move for the Mighty Oil? Let's get to it.
June 10 2013 12:50PM
According to the highly reliable Craig Custance of ESPN, Oilers forward Teemu Hartikainen will play in the KHL next season.
June 10 2013 12:02PM
The Edmonton Oilers will officially announce Dallas Eakins as their 14th head coach in franchise history at a 1:30 p.m. press conference this afternoon. You can listen to it live on TEAM 1260 or streaming here. General manager Craig MacTavish made his first "bold" move of the off-season on Saturday when he fired Ralph Krueger. Hockey is a tough business, and after only 48 games, without a legitimate training camp and no preseason games, Krueger was let go.
It is hard to accurately suggest how Krueger was as a coach in that short of time, but it is clear that MacTavish felt he wasn't the right guy moving forward.