GDB 44.0: Seeing your Ex

(photoshop: @isuckatpicking) Adam Larsson experienced it last Saturday, playing his first game in his old city against his former team. “It was awkward, and I think tonight will be much easier for me,” he said. Tonight Taylor Hall will return to Edmonton for the first time, and after playing the Oilers on Saturday, Hall thinks tonight…


Oilers recall Brossoit

Embed from Getty Images Yesterday afternoon, the Oilers announced they recalled Laurent Brossoit from the Bakersfield Condors while they assigned Jonas Gustavsson to the AHL.


The Capilano Rehab Injury Report

  Brandon Davidson missed a couple games due to a sore tummy sickness and we went 0-2. Better than a shoulder injury I guess. No need to fear, he just needed a few days off and he’ll be back in the lineup tonight against New Jersey.


WWYDW: Scoring Woes

Over the last 10 games, Patrick Maroon has scored seven even-strength goals, which is a fantastic total. The remainder of the Edmonton Oilers roster has scored just 10, which is a much less impressive number. Nix the goals that Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl tallied, as well as that of injured forward Tyler Pitlick, and…


Talbot, Davidson and more

“Last night wasn’t our best effort, mine in particular, so we have to move forward and focus on tomorrow,” Cam Talbot said today after practice. Talbot hasn’t had many off nights, but last night was one of them. It was a game where his teammates should have bailed him out and scored five or six, because on…

Khaira earns callup

Embed from Getty Images  This morning, the Oilers recalled Jujhar Khaira and reassigned Anton Lander to the Bakersfield Condors.


Future Free Agents: Karl Alzner

Embed from Getty Images Future Free Agents is a semi-regular feature on NHLNumbers profiling players from 2017’s potential free agency class.  With Brent Burns signed in San Jose, the 2017 unrestricted free agent defenceman market gets very thin very fast. You have Kevin Shattenkirk as your clear cut top option, especially for those teams who need…


Real Life Podcast: Episode Ten

Many topics to discuss on the podcast. We start with Patrick Laine getting crushed by McCabe. Struds wasn’t buying what the Oilers were selling when it came to how they handle Jesse Puljujarvi.



The Edmonton Oilers have a brand new arena in Rogers Place, which is likely the nicest rink in the NHL, after moving lock, stock and Gretzky statue out of aging and outdated Rexall Place. Shiny. Flashy. It’s a sharp-looking joint if ever there was one. What the Oilers don’t have 19 games into their first…