All About Evan Bouchard

Here we’ve put together a collection of scouting reports and highlights of newly drafted defenceman, Evan Bouchard. The Edmonton Oilers selected Bouchard with the 10th overall pick despite being ranked higher on many lists and rankings, potentially finding a solution to a longstanding hole on the depth chart.


Two Birds with One Stone

The Oilers came to Dallas with a couple of things in mind. They were aggressively shopping for a right shot d-man while at the same time they needed to make sure they hit a home run with the 10th overall pick. Evan Bouchard may very well be the answer to both of those problems for…


Edmonton Oilers Pre-Draft Rumour Roundup

With the NHL Draft kicking off in a few minutes I figured I would put something out real quick about the rumours that have been flying around the Internet. Some are interesting, some are complete fiction. Which is which? I’m here to help you find out.


Sucker Deals and Chiarelli

I’ve got absolutely no doubt that Pete Chiarelli’s cell phone hasn’t stopped buzzing since well before he jumped a jet to Dallas for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. And, really, why wouldn’t everybody and his dog be calling the Edmonton Oilers GM to see if there’s a deal to be made? Anybody who isn’t on…


Draft Day and Dead Cap Space

The 2018 NHL draft “starts” 30 minutes later this year, at 5:30 MST, but don’t expect the Buffalo Sabres to call Rasmus Dahlin’s name until 5:45 p.m. There will be a video honouring the Humboldt Broncos and a speech, and then the proceedings will begin. Peter Chiarelli reiterated yesterday he is open to acquiring a…


Is there smoke? Colton Parayko Edition

Over the past few days, both Bob Stauffer and Elliotte Friedman have linked the Oilers to St. Louis Blues defenceman, Colton Parayko, and these guys don’t usually say things like this without a reason. With that in mind, I couldn’t help but feel like we should dig in on this one a little bit.


Mock Draft 3.0 – Morning of Draft Edition

It’s go time! I’m almost sad that this will be my final mock draft of the season. I’ve decided to crank it up a notch by tossing in a minor trade. Without being asked about it on Thursday Oilers POHO Peter Chiarelli discussed moving up in the draft. When I pressed him on the possibility…