WWYDW: The Long-Term Coach of the Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are just 5-9-2 since firing Dallas Eakins, but with Tuesday’s shootout win the club has improved to 5-4-2 since general manager Craig MacTavish went back upstairs and left the whole kit and caboodle in the hands of interim head coach Todd Nelson. Is Nelson a long-term fit, or should the Oilers look…

Welcome To Edmonton Todd!

JSBM caught up with Todd Nelson upon his arrival to Edmonton, and got his thoughts on becoming the 13th coach (to be fired) for the Edmonton Oilers. 


GDB 47.0: The Last Days

We’re looking at the last days for a number of men currently wearing Oilers uniforms. The trade deadline exodus is an annual tradition for bad teams, and that means fans should try and enjoy their favourites now if there’s any danger of those favourites being shipped out of town.



Another Leafs game, another jersey tossed onto the ice. At this point it’s more regular than my morning bowel movements. The Leafs are beginning another late season collapse, they’re on the verge of missing the playoffs for the 9th time in 10 years, and Leaf fans are more fed up than ever before. 


Mood Enhancers

View image | gettyimages.com The one thing I’ve been hearing and reading about this team over and over lately has been how different the club feels under Todd Nelson. Bob Stauffer and others who get to follow the club more closely than I get to keep saying it: The team is looser, having more fun.



The Edmonton Oilers announced Bob Green as Director of Player Personnel yesterday, a subtle but important change in the way the club will do business. It sounds like Green will oversee both pro and amateur departments and instantly becomes one of the real point men in the organization. What would success look like for Bob…



View image | gettyimages.com I don’t have much faith that even the most accomplished NHL coach – pick a name, like Mike Babcock, Ken Hitchcock or Darryl Sutter – could turn the Edmonton Oilers into winners the way the team is put together now, but I do like what I’ve seen from Todd Nelson.


Mailbag Monday – January 19th

As is tradition around these parts, it’s time for another edition of the Mailbag.  It’s time to find a chair, grab some coffee, learn a few things and waste as much company time as possible on a Monday.  This segment depends on you, so if you have a question you can email it to me at [email protected] or on…



Andrew Miller had a strong week in Oklahoma City and headlines a productive seven days for many Oilers prospects and minor leaguers. Anton Slepyshev is burning up the KHL and Richard Bachman is scaring the daylights out of opposition snipers in the AHL