Yamamoto has his eyes set on a roster spot

The Oilers development camp is underway and that means the prospects are back in town with a spring in their steps and NHL dreams in their hearts. For the fresh faces like Evan Bouchard, this camp is a new experience that they’ve never gone through before, one that they’re trying to enjoy and make the…


Oilers History: The Edmonton Oilers draft Connor McDavid

It’s a very good day in Edmonton. The sky is grey, the temperature is cooling down, and the hockey season is one more day closer with players reporting to development camp yesterday for their first skates. No, this isn’t a post to commemorate the moment we sent two draft picks to New York for future…


Benning the Numbers (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series of articles, I pulled a variety of key statistics on Matt Benning that I use to characterize and assess players, particularly defenders. Those numbers should have reconciled well for you vis a vis the eye test. We have a player who helps the team a lot on the attack,…


The New UFAs on the Block

Yesterday was the deadline for teams to make a final decision on their pending RFA’s, and it resulted in some fairly interesting decisions by some clubs. A fresh wave of names are now scheduled to hit the UFA market on Canada Day, and the Oilers should definitely be making calls on a few of them.