For years it’s been a tradition to have the Oilers rookies take on the University of Alberta Golden Bears. The two teams squared off 26 times since 1988 (a short hiatus between 2009-12) and this annual game often allows fans and media alike to get their first live looks at the future of the club.
The Edmonton Oilers are going to need to improve the penalty kill this coming season and I wonder about how management and coaching staff plan on deploying forward personnel on the PK. Let’s begin by looking at last year’s most used forwards on the PK, I’m using shots-against per 60 minutes as the measuring stick….
Last week, I asked about the Edmonton Oilers’ blueline heading into the 2017-18 season. Specifically, I asked if the Oilers should sign Cody Franson to fill in while Andrej Sekera recovers from injury. He ended up signing a PTO with the Chicago Blackhawks, so the Oilers will end up rolling with what they have.
The Edmonton Oilers haven’t finished first in their division since 1987. They have played 29 NHL seasons without winning their division. They were in the Smythe division from 1988-1993 with Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Los Angeles, and San Jose joined them for 1992 and 1993. Then it was the Pacific Division from 1994-1998 with Calgary, Vancouver,…
For some reason, the boys at the Locker Room over on 95.7 Cruz FM thought it would be a good idea to have me on their radio show every Wednesday morning to talk a little Oilers. Today we went over the Seattle Flames, Oilers rookies, and predictions for the Oilersnation Open that’s happening tomorrow.
The Patrick Maroon trade is one of Peter Chiarelli’s best trades. It’s a unanimous win for Edmonton: they gave up very little (Martin Gernat and a fourth round pick), got Anaheim to retain salary, and received a player who’s played in their top-six for $1.5 million a year.