The Coaching Carousel

I’ve been told the Oilers are expecting to have their coaching decisions finalized within the next two weeks. This means we only have about 14 days to continue to speculate on what Todd McLellan’s staff may look like. Yes, I’m assuming we will see some changes behind the bench but I’d also expect Todd McLellan…


RFA Profile: Matt Benning continues to fly under the radar

Back in the 2016 off-season, the Oilers made a couple of notable NCAA free agent signings. One of them, Drake Caggiula, was applauded by everyone as the gritty forward was coming off an MVP showing for North Dakota, while the other, Matt Benning, was met with a shrug. Benning flew under the radar as an…


(Video) Welcome the Minnesota Wild to the No Playoff Party

The boys are feeling the power of positive thinking and will take some time welcome the freshly eliminated playoff teams to the “No Playoffs Party” as they leave the comfy confines of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Minnesota Wild are the latest team to get punted from the Stanley Cup Playoffs and into the No…


Nugent-Hopkins nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy

According to the Oilers’ Twitter account, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The annual award is issued to the NHL player who “best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice in addition to making humanitarian contributions to his community.” Nugent-Hopkins gets the nod for the Oilers for his work…


Mikko Koskinen: Good signing or Overpayment?

A report came out today stating the Oilers will sign Mikko Koskinen to a two-year contract at $2.5 million. From my sources, those numbers aren’t 100%, so if a deal is signed I won’t be surprised if it is a bit different than the report, but I won’t be surprised if the Oilers sign him….


Iiro Pakarinen leaves Oilers, lands in KHL

According to Finnish site Iltalehti, Oilers forward Iiro Pakarinen has decided to take his talents to South Beach Russia as he has apparently signed a contract with the KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk.


Former Oilers, Lander and Klinkhammer, win the KHL Gagarin Cup

They were considered the underdog in the KHL finals but Ak Bars Kazan ended up winning Game 5 by a 1-0 score, with former Edmonton Oiler Rob Klinkhammer scoring the series-winning goal. Going up against CKSA in the KHL final was thought to be an uphill climb for Ak Bars, but with the help of…


Monday Mailbag – The Red Wine Summits

What have we here? A brand new mailbag for a brand new week. I hope all of you had an excellent practice retirement over the weekend and that the overall punishment on your livers was kept in check. With everyone heading back to work, I wanted to put together something to read and help you kill…


Oilers Prospect Update: SKINNER!

Spring is (finally) in the air in Edmonton. The Prospect update is slowing to a crawl. Just the two players in the playoffs (Skinner and Berglund) in their respective leagues and Wichita updates remain. The Thunder sit on the brink of elimination, trying to come back from the dreaded 3-0 down. They currently sit at…


Who is Mikko Koskinen?

He’s a goalie in the KHL and, according to Elliotte Friedman, the Oilers are the front-runner to sign him. Cool, okay. Is that a good thing? Who is this guy?


William Lagesson returning to North America

Last week, news came out of Sweden that defensive prospect, William Lagesson, would be returning to North America to try and crack the Oilers roster after spending the year on loan to Djurgårdens IF of the SHL.