Scottie Upshall fails medical with knee injury

According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, Scottie Upshall failed his medical with the Oilers today as a result of a knee injury. Spector further explained that while failing the medical does not necessarily negate Upshall’s PTO, it does certainly put his opportunity with the Oilers in serious jeopardy. 


Locks, Maybes and Hopes for the Oilers

Another NHL season begins today, as the 29 teams still in North America (Calgary and Boston are in China, still waiting for their equipment to clear customs) welcome their players to camp by putting them through rigorous testing. Welcome back, boys. Today we will discuss specific events I am confident (kind of ) will occur, or…


Darnell Nurse Returns to Toronto Amid Contract Holdup

According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, the Darnell Nurse negotiations continue to be at a standstill with no end in sight. In fact, Shannon is reporting that Nurse actually returned to Toronto last night, indicating that the divide between player and organization hasn’t gotten any smaller. The fact that Darnell Nurse hasn’t signed with training camp…


Three Things: Day One

So, the Edmonton Oilers opened their 2018 training camp today with physicals and defenceman Darnell Nurse wasn’t among the players pumping the bike and being poked and prodded with the ink still damp on the two-year bridge deal everybody expected to be done by now. How does this happen? Even as August turned to September…


A Chance for Chiasson

What’s the number one reason a player agrees to a PTO in Edmonton right now? It’s not because they’ll have a chance to live in the Ice District. It’s not because our city has a huge donair loving community. It’s not because the organization has its act together, far from it. Heck, it’s not even…


Jesse Puljujarvi and Pizza Problems

Over the weekend, a video surfaced from the great country of Finland. Filmed last year, the makes of said video spoke to our boy Jesse Puljujarvi about a multitude of topics including his yearning to be in the NHL and not Bakersfield, who his dream linemates would be, and the confusing pizza moment that he’s…