The Pending RFAs

This coming season is a make-or-break year for lots of people within the Oilers organization. We know that Todd McLellan and Peter Chiarelli are already on the hot seat, and will likely need a playoff berth to save their jobs. There is also a group of players who are not only playing for contracts beyond…


Oilers add Jason Garrison on PTO

The Edmonton Oilers are continuing their pursuit of an Andrej Sekera replacement. The team announced today that they’ve signed veteran defender Jason Garrison to a professional tryout offer to attend training camp.


Brandon Davidson takes PTO from Chicago

Last week, it was reported that the Oilers offered Brandon Davidson a PTO to potentially earn a third go-around with the club, but he declined to pursue opportunities elsewhere. That elsewhere, according to Jim Matheson, is the Chicago Blackhawks.


McDavid and 100 EV Points

Connor McDavid is 21 years young. He is just beginning the prime years of his career, although with the advancements in nutrition, sleep awareness, training techniques, I do wonder if we will start to see some players remain elite longer than they have in the past. But that is a topic for another day. Today,…


Connor McDavid is the best player in NHL 19

The moment that all NHL fans have been waiting for finally arrived. EA Sports released the Top 10 rated players from this year’s iteration of the best (only) hockey video game franchise out there.


The Want List – Forwards Edition

Connor McDavid wants to score more goals this year. McDavid has been working on his ability to put the puck in the back of the net and gosh darn it I’m going to bet he gets the job done. Hearing that McDavid wants to improve his ability to finish got me thinking about things that…


Breaking down the Edmonton Oilers schedule

NHL schedule makers are tasked with fitting 1,271 games into a six month window and as a result, each team will be put in situations where they — or their opponent — will be at a disadvantage due to playing on very little rest or no rest at all. Here, we’ll take a look at…


Monday Musings…

NHL rookies will arrive in 31 cities next week, followed closely by rookie tournaments, and the start of NHL main camps is only 18 days away. Another NHL season is right around the corner, and as usual, there is much excitement, and some concern, in most markets. I’m refreshed after a relaxing two-weeks away from…


The Checklist

“One of the things we learned is you can’t believe your own hype.” Darnell Nurse of the Edmonton Oilers grabbed my attention today with that snippet – part of his take about what was a monumentally miserable and disappointing season for him and the Oilers in 2017-18. No, you can’t do that, among other things.


Connor McDavid wants to score MORE goals next season

Chris Johnston tweeted a Connor McDavid quote this morning that has Oiler fans across the Internet fired up. An NHL player telling the media that he wants to score more goals in the NHL is a pretty common thing to say. But for Connor McDavid saying this, a guy who just scored 41 goals this…


Monday Mailbag – What’s the ideal development path for Bouchard and Bear?

Welcome, welcome, welcome, friends, to another edition of the Monday mailbag. Once again, it’s that special time of the week where I’ve taken the questions you’ve sent me and fired them over to our writers to get all the answers and wisdom that you’ve always been looking for. This week, we look at PTOs, points predictions for Milan…