GDB -7.0: The Battle for Jobs Begins (7pm MT)

Tonight will be the first opportunity for Oilers players to make an in-game impression for new head coach Dave Tippett. Tippett has watched them in practice, as well as those who participated in yesterday’s scrimmage, but how they fare in preseason will ultimately decide who starts the season in Edmonton. Many players have a fresh…


There won’t be a lockout for at least another three seasons

As NHL fans, we know all too well that there’s always the looming threat of a lockout around the corner. Today, we got some good news on that front. According to Chris Johnston, the NHL Players’ Association has decided not to opt-out of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, ensuring there won’t be a work stoppage…


Edmonton Oilers assign Raphael Lavoie and Olivier Rodrigue back to Junior

The Edmonton Oilers have made their first rounds of cuts of the 2019 NHL Preseason, sending 2019 second round draft pick, forward Raphael Lavoie back to the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL and 2018 second round pick, goaltender Olivier Rodrigue to the Moncton Wildcats, also of the QMJHL. Lavoie didn't jump out at prospects camp…


Monday Mailbag – Darnell Nurse’s next contract

It’s that wonderful time again, dear friends. A fall chill is in the air, training camp is underway, and a brand new NHL season is nearly upon us. As always, the mailbag is back and we’re answering the questions you have leading into the 2019-20 season and beyond. As always, our panel of experts bloggers…


Oilers newcomers adjusting to North American ice as preseason approaches

This offseason, the Edmonton Oilers took a few chances on some European free agents signing Joakin Nygard and Gaetan Haas. Combining those two with Oilers rookie Joel Persson, who also played last year in Europe, the team has three players brand new to the North American ice boasting a smaller rink than that across the…


The Rest: 2018-19 Season in Review

Summer’s pretty much over, the leaves are changing, and the 2019-20 NHL preseason kicks off tomorrow. Camps are open this weekend, so as we look forward towards the new NHL campaign, we look back at the last few players on last season’s roster and how they performed. This entry will be a little bit different…


Thanks, Pete

As the days go by, and new contracts are signed for the NHL’s young superstars, I can’t help but say one thing. Thanks, Pete.


WWYDW(SE): The Defencemen

The Oilers took to the ice on Friday to officially begin training camp. On Monday, they’ll play their first game of the pre-season against the Winnipeg Jets. Hockey is officially back. Last week, I took a look at the group of forwards who will be competing for roster spots and playing time on the Oilers…


Three battles to watch during training camp

Training camp is officially underway and as usual at this time of year, there are plenty of storylines surrounding the Edmonton Oilers. Will Connor McDavid be healthy on October 1st? How will James Neal gel with one of the skilled centres? What about the rookies? And the goalies?