Off The Top Of My Head

With all the ongoing consternation over the Edmonton Oilers as we wind down another coulda-shoulda-woulda season, I was going to risk being called a water-carrier and a fart-catcher for the team by breaking things up and touching on a few of the silver-linings from another lost season today.


GDB 77.0: Chiasson Contract (7pm MT, SNW)

Alex Chiasson was drafted 38th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2009 entry draft and began his NCAA career with Boston College three months later. He played three seasons with the Terriers before debuting in the AHL with the Texas Stars for the 2012/2013 season. He was recalled by Dallas late in the season…


Game Notes Stars @ Oilers: Double Hatties

I have a question regarding the Oilers’ offensive outburst against the Los Angeles Kings. If you were there, what was your reasoning to not throw your hat after Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a first-period Hatty, but then when Leon Draisaitl scored his in the third frame you decided to let it fly? Did you get caught…


Regardless of the return, trading RNH is insane and unnecessary

It seems like every offseason there comes a point where the topic of trading Ryan Nugent-Hopkins comes up and needs to be discussed. Those who think it’s a good idea often say things like this: “The Oilers have three good centres, they can afford to trade one.” “Think of the return you would get for…


Oilers place Brad Malone on waivers

According to the Oilers’ official Twitter account, the team has placed Brad Malone on waivers this morning. Should Malone clear, he will make his way back to the Bakersfield Condors.