Game Day Preview: Canada vs Russia

On Saturday night, Team Canada improved to 3-0 at the 2019 World Junior Hockey Championship with a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic. After smoking the Danes and just scraping past the Swiss, they delivered what many are calling their most complete effort of the tournament against the Czechs. The game was tied at one…


GDB 39.0: Try to Avoid A Crash Landing (7pm MST, SNW)

My five-year-old son has been in Can-Skate for the past 14 months. We have played floor hockey in the garage for years, but last week was the first time I put him on the ice with a hockey stick. I wanted him to learn how to skate first, and after a few falls learning how…


Peter Chiarelli talks trades for Alex Petrovic and Brandon Manning

This morning, Peter Chiarelli stepped in front of the media and answered questions about yesterday’s bizarre trades that saw him sending out a third-round pick for Alex Petrovic and Drake Caggiula (along with Jason Garrison) for Brandon Manning. How did the interrogation go? Let’s explore it together.


GDB Game Notes: Chiarelli has done the Impossible

On April 18th, 2015 the Edmonton Oilers organization won the 2015 draft lottery and, most importantly, the opportunity to draft Connor McDavid first overall. Six days later Peter Chiarelli was hired and named President of Hockey Operations and General Manager. When he took the job Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Oscar Klefbom, Darnell Nurse and McDavid…


Monday Mailbag – What is the Oilers biggest need?

My friends, it’s that wonderful time again. It’s that time when you have all the things you’ve always wanted to know about the NHL and about life in general. I like to think of us as a much cheaper alternative to a college education. As always, the mailbag depends on your questions so I need you…


What are the Oilers getting in Alex Petrovic?

Earlier today the Edmonton Oilers acquired Alex Petrovic from the Florida Panthers in a deal that saw Chris Wideman and a 2019 third round pick going the other way. In a sense, this deal feels a little like shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic to steal a line that Ryan Rishaug used earlier this…


Oilers trade Caggiula, Garrison to Blackhawks

Early Sunday, the Oilers made a splash acquiring Alex Petrovic in exchange for Chris Wideman and a 2019 3rd round pick. Postmedia’s Jim Matheson and Sportsnet’s Mark Spector tweeted shorly thereafter the team likely wasn’t done, and now it appears the Oilers are looking at a deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.



Long-suffering fans of the Edmonton Oilers are screaming at the top of their lungs in frustration again after watching the Oilers continue to stagger toward the New Year with a fifth straight loss, this time by a flattering 7-4 score against the San Jose Sharks at Rogers Place. I wonder, does owner Daryl Katz hear…