A Polite Reminder: Minor Hockey is About Fun

A quick heads up: this article isn’t about the Edmonton Oilers, but it is about hockey. In fact it relates to every sport. The past few days I’ve received over seven or eight emails from hockey parents, some venting about the lack of ice time for their child. Minor Hockey week is underway in Edmonton…


For the Money

With 35 games remaining in the season, the Edmonton Oilers can’t lock up a playoff spot in the next three games they play before the NHL all-star break, but what they do in this upcoming trio of home dates is going to go a long way in determining whether they’re in or out in a…


Breaking down the bait

As Peter Chiarelli and his staff continue their full-court press I’ve decided to take a look at the top 20 pieces in play and if they would be a fit in Edmonton. I’m going to whip through the most recent edition of the TSN Trade Bait Board. There are three Oilers assets on the board….


GDB 47.0: Win and Develop (8pm MT, SNW)

It is difficult to gain ground in a playoff race when you can’t win consecutive games, but the Edmonton Oilers have been able to stay in the Western Conference race despite the trend of lose-win-lose-win-lose-win-lose-win over their previous eight games (4-4), because the Colorado Avalanche went 2-4-2, and the Anaheim Ducks went 0-5-3. Edmonton can’t…


GDB Game Notes: Oilers and Canucks in Meaningful Game

It has been 13 years since the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks met in a game that meant a lot in the NHL standings. It was March 25th, 2006. The Canucks entered the game in 7th spot in the western conference with 82 points, while the Oilers were in 8th place with 80 points. LA…


Oil Kings Update: Edmonton gets hot after deadline moves

I wasn’t expecting  Oil Kings GM Kirt Hill to be terribly busy at this year’s trade deadline. I knew he was going to move one of his three goalies, and apart from that, I didn’t expect anything else to happen. That’s why, like a lot of people around the team, I was surprised when a…


No Oilers in Top-50 Prospects List

The Oilers don’t have any noteworthy prospects. Well, according to Craig Button, at least. TSN released Button’s Top-50 prospect rankings on Tuesday and no Oiler made the list.