WWYDW: The Playoff Lineup

After a three-game slump, the Edmonton Oilers broke out on Tuesday, pumping five goals past a hapless Antti Niemi and then adding two more on Kari Lehtonen just for good measure, in a 7-1 win over Dallas. In this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask whether Todd McLellan has found the optimal lineup…


Real Life Podcast Episode 18: David Pelletier

David Pelletier grew up in rural Quebec, and he barely spoke English when he went to his first skating competition in Saskatoon. He and partner Jamie Sale won a gold medal in pairs figure skating at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, but only after a judge admitted she was pressured to give Russia higher marks….


Top 100 Oilers: Kelly Buchberger (27)

When it comes to players who turned modest talent, the willingness to work harder than anybody else and do whatever it took into a career in the NHL, Kelly Buchberger set the bar higher than just about anybody I can think of. There is no other way to characterize Bucky, who played 1,182 regular season…


Fixing a Hole

Peter Chiarelli did it last year, but can he do it again? Faced with a small return on the 2014 draft, Edmonton’s general manager chose to boldly go into the college free-agent market. The result was a handsome upgrade and a sharp turn from a negative to a positive. THE 2014 DRAFT I look forward…