Oil Kings clean out lockers after another last place finish

For the second straight season, the Oil Kings finished with just 52 points and came dead last in the WHL. I’ve been saying it all year, but the struggles were expected. Anyone familiar with major junior hockey knows that teams go through cycles. You compete for a few years then you accept mediocrity, or worse,…


The salary cap ceiling is getting a big hike next year

Here’s some great news for the Edmonton Oilers — the NHL’s salary cap ceiling is set to rise from $75 million to somewhere between $78 and $82 million for the 2018-19 season. With Connor McDavid’s record-setting $12.5 million annual extension set to kick in next season, the Oilers needed this news.


Sekera most likely to be traded

Looking ahead to the future it seems likely Oscar Klefbom and Darnell Nurse are the Oilers top-two left defencemen. So where does that leave Andrej Sekera and his $5.5 million cap hit? It is difficult to evaluate where Sekera is at right now, because he hasn’t been the same player since tearing his ACL in…


Tyler Vesel signed by Bakersfield Condors to a tryout deal

This morning, it was announced that Bakersfield Condors have signed centreman, Tyler Vesel, to a tryout deal after completing his season with the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Vesel, a 6th round pick in 2014, was drafted by the Oilers as a 20-year-old after putting up a wonderful offensive season in the USHL (71 points in 49 games)….


Bakersfield Condors sign Dylan Wells to a tryout deal

Yesterday, it was announced that goaltender, Dylan Wells, has signed a tryout deal with the Bakersfield Condors that will see him joining the team for their remaining 11 games. This will be Wells’ first run with the Condors as he will look to make his professional debut. In 56 games played this season, Wells was…


Baggedmilk on #theLOCKERROOM: Benning’s beauty and general happiness

As I do every Wednesday, I jumped on the airwaves at Cruz FM to talk all things Oilers and didn’t really end up talking much about the team. To start off this week’s appearance, we talked about Matt Benning’s beautiful baseball style goal from behind the net and I compare him to baseball legend Ken Griffey…


WWYDW: Ilya Kovalchuk

Alright, I’m very aware I’m going to completely contradict an article I wrote on Monday, but there’s something incredibly exciting about the idea of the best player not currently playing in the NHL, another former first overall pick, playing on Connor McDavid’s wing.