There are exactly two holdovers from the Edmonton Oilers blue line that Craig MacTavish inherited when he ascended to the team’s general managership. One is a young defenceman who he helped recruit and who has routinely been lumped in with the best young players on the roster. The other if Jeff Petry, a pending unrestricted…
The NHL changes the draft lottery, Bertuzzi-Moore 10 years later, a Gino Odjick tale, truculence in Calgary, bye bye Tyler Bozak, and more in this week’s Roundup
Using ice and the game of hockey as his canvas, Russian winger Vladimir Tkachev turned heads during a very brief opportunity in the QMJHL. Among those impressed? The Edmonton Oilers.
For the second year in a row, everyone at Nation HQ will be closing their laptops, making their way to Churchill Square to strap on some high heels, and Walk a Mile in her shoes. No, we’re not walking around in stilettos because it makes us feel pretty (even though it does), we’re taking a walk…
There was no shortage of jokes on Wednesday that the NHL’s fancy new draft lottery rules were a direct result of the Oilers’ unmatched ability to land No. 1 picks. That’s debatable. What isn’t debatable is that the timing of the change could not possibly be better for Edmonton.
Guy with bad haircut tries to break down the seemingly never-ending war between the hockey blogosphere and the mainstream media.
#142271010 / gettyimages.com After completing his entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets, Alexander Burmistrov took his talents back home to Russia where he enjoyed a successful season with the KHL’s Kazan Ak-Bars. Recent reports state that Burmistrov is eyeing an NHL return after he fulfills the 2nd year of his KHL contract set to play…
There’s a very good case to be made that Oscar Klefbom is a better player than Keith Aulie, and not just tomorrow but today as well. Despite this, Aulie has to be the odds-on favourite to make next season’s team, with Klefbom likely ticketed for the minor leagues.
With all the disappointment the Edmonton Oilers and their fans have endured these last eight years since a Game 7 loss to Carolina in the 2006 Stanley Cup final, today’s news there’ll be a 30th reunion of the 1984 Cup champion Oilers Oct.10 is a welcome breath of fresh air.
When I heard of the health situation of Gino Odjick I felt very sad for him and his family. Although we never played together on the same team, I always felt we had a unique bond.
As the summer drags on, Justin Schultz’s status as a restricted free agent has become increasingly conspicuous. All of the Oilers’ other in-house business seems to be done, leaving Schultz as the last item on the internal to-do list. Is a one-year deal the way to resolve the situation?
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