The Edmonton Oilers are up 2-0 in their second round series, with a good chance to advance to the final four. Entering Game 3 tonight, there are several statistical points of interest. Leon Draisaitl is tied for No. 9  in points (7). Leon Draisaitl is tied for No. 8 in assists (5). Mark Letestu leads…


Do I Feel Bad?

We won and they whined. We actually didn’t win, but still benefitted, and they whined. We won a 2nd time and the whining reached peak level. The Oilers picked 1st in the draft for three years in a row against all odds and the other teams cried foul. Rules were changed. We told them it…


GDB +9.0: Metallica Through the Never

Edmonton Oilers fans awoke to the warmth of the sun and the promise of another Alberta summer today, but many of us are too excited about hockey to notice. After an 11-year deep freeze outside the playoffs, this exorcism of the past is too fantastic to ignore. I love Edmonton, it’s the place where my…


Top 100 Oilers: Kevin McClelland (21)

When the Edmonton Oilers staged a reunion in 2014 to mark the 30th anniversary of their first Stanley Cup win back in 1984, Kevin McClelland was the only player from that team who didn’t attend. McClelland, coaching in Wichita at the time, had planned to drive to Edmonton – he’s afraid of flying – but…



We are eight games into the playoffs now and some interesting deployment trends are showing up for the Edmonton Oilers. Todd McLellan is running two forwards and four defensemen hard, and getting at least some minutes out of all four lines. Let’s have a look. COMPLETE RANGE Let’s have a look at both series first….


Cam Talbot: His Chapter

Grant Fuhr, Andy Moog, Bill Ranford and Dwayne Roloson. If you take a look at the five Edmonton Oilers teams that sipped from the Stanley Cup and the 2006 edition of the team that came within one game of making it a half-dozen, they had one thing in common – great goaltending. That’s not really…


Inked for the Playoffs

Hey, remember that time I tweeted out that I’d get a celebratory tattoo if the Oilers made the playoffs? I do, ’cause it’s on my foot now.