Oil Kings say goodbye to a pair of vets

As the Oil Kings season comes to an end, as do the junior hockey careers of Colton Kehler and Tomas Soustal. The weird thing about Junior Hockey is that, for the most part, you don’t choose when it ends. Both of these guys know that once the buzzer goes on Sunday in Calgary, their time…


Milan Lucic: The Smart Play

The terrific thing about being an NHL player in Edmonton is the passionate fan base. That’s also what sucks most about being a player in Oilers’ silks in this city. For better and for worse, fans here have a habit of getting carried away when it comes to the five-time Stanley Cup champions. It’s a…


Is something brewing between the Oilers and Senators?

According to Mark Spector, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion was in attendance for both of the Oilers’ last two games against the Flames and Sharks. It’s standard practice for teams to send scouts to watch other teams around the league, but having another team’s general manager out to watch back-to-back games certainly suggests this is…


Missing the playoffs is not just an Oiler thing

Whether you’re a fan of dynasties or not, the NHL is not good at producing new Stanley Cup champions. There have only been four different teams to win a Stanley Cup in the last nine years. Personally, I’m a big fan of that storyline; I think it’s cool to see teams reach legendary status. One…


McDavid and Nugent-Hopkins Creating Chemistry

Playing with Connor McDavid is what every Oilers forward wants, but producing points and learning how to be productive with him isn’t as easy as some think. Not everyone can produce when playing with McDavid. Patrick Maroon learned where to go and when to go to spots to ensure McDavid could get him the puck….


Sharks 4, Oilers 3 (OT) post-game Oil Spills: Blown leads galore!

After getting edged out by the Flames 1-0 on Wednesday night, the Oilers were back in Edmonton for the second half of a double dip against the San Jose Sharks. Despite putting forward a good effort offensively, the Oilers blew three different one-goal leads and eventually got dropped in overtime.


Top 10 Who Got Away: Roman Hamrlik (10)

When you create a list of the best young players who got away from the Edmonton Oilers in the post-Stanley Cup era, there’s no shortage of names that come to mind. In many cases, the Oilers simply couldn’t afford to keep them. In others, the player didn’t get much of a chance here or didn’t…