I got an update from Todd Nelson on some of the Oiler prospects. We chatted about Magnus Paajarvi, Anton Lander, Martin Marincin as well as the Jordan Eberle and Taylor’s quest to take on more of a leadership role. Nelson had some great insight into his young players.


Stirring the Pot

Keeping the Dream Rivalry Alive The Abbotsford Heat sit atop their AHL conference while the Barons are struggling to stay in the playoff picture In Calgary this is greeted with great joy, dancing in the streets, and various acts of nefarious merriment with barnyard animals*. In Edmonton, well, that isn’t really our thing. *This may…


Ryan Smyth

Ryan Smyth came to the Oilers in the 1994 draft with the sixth overall pick. He is currently sitting at just over 1150 games and 800 points. Not too shabby. That is a nice little career he has built for himself. Nearly a hundred playoff games in the NHL and he has skated for Canada…



Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is "Captain Canada" for this year’s World Junior Championships. Edmonton’s list of prospects at this year’s WJs is shy of previous seasons, but those in attendance will pack a wallop.

Trilogies (part two)

To many outsiders the Oilers were foolish to pass on Adam Larsson in 2011, and foolish again to pass on Ryan Murray in 2012. Fans and observers in other NHL cities were taking it as a given that the Oilers would try to balance out their developing core by adding blueliners at the top of…