What to do with Anton Slepyshev

After Anton Slepyshev stuck his foot in the door last season and kicked it open with three goals in the Oilers playoff run last spring, there was well-placed optimism for the Russian winger going into this year. It was equal parts reasonable expectations and an inherent need for the Oilers to find scoring down their…


The game of our lives

The plight of the homeless in Edmonton, and right across this country, is an uncomfortable reality those of us lucky enough to have a place to call home, warm clothing on our backs and enough food to eat are unquestionably aware of as we go about our lives. The homeless in our city are out…


Top 5 Oilers Fights of 2017

The second Top 5 list in the series, as we count down the best of 2017, will look back at the best fights the Oilers had to offer this year.


WJC Game Day Preview: Canada vs Denmark

While the loss to the Americans at the outdoor game is disappointing, it’s not detrimental to their chances of finishing first in their group. In fact, it doesn’t affect it at all really. Yes, it would have been nice to clinch yesterday with a win over their rivals, but all Team Canada has to do…


Where do we go from here?

As I sat watching the Oilers game, I ran through possible story ideas and they seemed to get more and more negative as time ticked away in the game. It felt like déjà vu, in a sense. There was a lack of desperation by the Oilers until the final moments of the game, but how…


GDB 38.0: Blackhawks Down? (7pm MST, SN1)

The Chicago Blackhawks reign atop the Western Conference is coming to an end. Between 2009-2017 the Blackhawks were the class of the west. They had the most points, most goals and won three Stanley Cups. They had an excellent nine-year stretch, but they are showing signs of a team in transition. They are no longer…