Who is JD Dudek?

When Peter Chiarelli spoke to the media on Friday, he said that he wanted to bring in warm bodies at the deadline in return for whoever was moving out. With the Mark Letestu trade, Chiarelli certainly accomplished that goal by bringing in a prospect in Pontus Aberg that has some AHL success and NHL at-bats…


The Trade Deadline passes, Chiarelli speaks

With the Trade Deadline come and gone, the Edmonton Oilers will now look to play out the stretch by giving their younger players more minutes and figuring out their approach as they head into the summer. Peter Chiarelli had some housecleaning to do and he took a minute to speak to the media to recap…


Bleeding out?

When Edmonton Oilers’ GM Peter Chiarelli talked about death by 1,000 cuts in late November, he wasn’t specifically referring to the ongoing slow bleed of offensive talent – players traded to fill holes on his roster or address salary cap concerns – that has marked his watch calling the shots in Edmonton’s big chair, but…


Saying goodbye to Pat Maroon

It was the deal that we all knew was coming but that doesn’t make it any easier to see you go. Pat Maroon, we’re going to miss you around here and we wanted to take a moment to say goodbye.


Here’s TSN’s guess at the 2022 Canada Olympic roster

The trade deadline hasn’t been all that exciting. I can empathize with TV producers as to how difficult it is to fill air time during a day without much going on and a lot of eyes glued to your programming. But we’ve reached “Here’s what the 2022 Olympic roster could look like!” levels of filler…


Saying goodbye to Mark Letestu

Ahh, I didn’t miss these days. After last year, I think we all thought the days of having to say goodbye to the “good guys” at the Trade Deadline were over. Yesterday, the Edmonton Oilers traded Mark Letestu to the Nashville Predators (he was subsequently moved to Columbus for a 4th round pick) for the incoming…


Throwback to the 2007 deadline (sorry in advance)

I talked earlier about the legendary 2006 trade deadline (well, few weeks leading up to the 2006 trade deadline) that ultimately netted the Oilers Dwayne Roloson, Sergei Samsonov, and Jaroslav Spacek which propelled the team on a run to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. But as memorable as that year’s deadline was, the…


Throwback to the 2006 trade deadline

It’s been a pretty slow trade deadline day, which is something we’ve gotten used to in the salary cap era. From an Oilers perspective, this year’s deadline isn’t all too exciting because it just signals the selling of players we expected to watch on a deep playoff run. Let’s look back on the most memorable…


The 2018 Trade Deadline Live Blog

The NHL Trade Deadline is upon us and, as I do every year, I’m parking myself at my laptop to bring you up to date news on all things Oilers as we navigate our way through this year’s garage sale. Unfortunately for Oilers fans, the team is expected to sell off expiring assets again and…