I first came across the term “Coke Machine” reading Lowetide’s blog roughly five years ago. Lowetide was talking about the big forwards that often made up the heart of the Oilers’ drafts under Kevin Prendergast. For the most part, those picks didn’t work out for Edmonton. Sometimes, though, they do.
Aside from the St. Louis Blues who are now home and dry, pretty much all of the favorites heading into the playoffs are on the ropes. It’s been a wacky post-season for fans of playoff teams. Luckily the Flames, Leafs and Oilers faithful don’t have to deal with such stress – all that’s left for…
The playoffs are underway in the American Hockey League, but the offensive leader–and most talented offensive player–is not on the roster. Edmonton and Oklahoma fans will say goodbye to Linus Omark over the summer, but we shouldn’t be surprised if he lands in another NHL city and thrives.
I’m not sure exactly how he pulled it off, but Jason Gregor copped quite the coup with his sit-down interview with Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers on TEAM 1260 Friday, a gab session that lasted almost two hours.
Is Steve Tambellini going to make a call any time soon on who is going to coach the Edmonton Oilers next season? And if he does, will it work out any better than the last two times he hired a coach – inking Pat Quinn and then replacing him by promoting associate coach Tom Renney?