WWYDW: What should a package of Klefbom + 10th get in return?

Earlier today, Ryan Rishaug dropped an absolutely horrifying prospect on Oilers fans. He suggested that the Oilers were going hard for a big name player and then proceeded to give the example of Rasmus Ristolainen as the target. Okay, sure. That’s all fine and dandy. Ristolainen can produce offence, quarterback a power play, and he’s…


The Five Stages of Joel Persson

I was driving into work on a cloudy Wednesday morning when I first saw the tweet. Sounds like Oilers may have locked up Swedish Defenceman Joel Perrson. 24 year old right shot from the Vaxjo Lakers. https://t.co/mrjtjCGTsh — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) May 16, 2018 I finished ordering a sausage breakfast wrap from Timmies and then…


The Persson Project

The Alan Parsons Project band had a few hits in the 1980s and early 1990s. Their most notable song, Eye In the Sky, is a fitting title for the news the Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent Swedish defender, Joel Persson. You’ve taken lots of chances before But I’m not gonna give anymore Don’t ask…


Big-Game Hunting

Given the question marks on the blueline of the Edmonton Oilers and the obvious need to do something about them, Ryan Rishaug of TSN grabbed my attention this morning in an interview with Dustin Nielson when he said he believes GM Peter Chiarelli will be big-game hunting to get something done this off-season. First, Rishaug…


Report: Oilers may have locked up defenceman Joel Persson

According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the Edmonton Oilers may have added another defenceman to their stable in the form of Joel Persson. Most recently, the right-handed Swede played for the Vaxjo Lakers of the SHL where he put up some pretty decent numbers from the back end and was known as a power play specialist.