Nielson’s Ten Tidbits on the Tippett Press Conference

The worst kept secret in town was confirmed on Tuesday as POHO Ken Holland formally introduced Dave Tippett as the new head coach of the Oilers. I was at the press conference and there are a number of things I want to quickly hit on from Tippett’s debut availability in Edmonton.


Oilers part ways with Paul Coffey

With the official announcement of Dave Tippett being hired as the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers now in the past, we’ll soon be finding out the future of other current members of the team’s coaching staff. According to Mark Spector, the team will be parting ways with skills and development coach Paul Coffey.


2019 Draft Central

Draft season is upon us! With new general manager getting his first major piece of business out of the way by hiring Dave Tippett to be the team’s head coach, the focus now turns to the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver.


The Wish List

It’s time! The Wish List is here to keep tabs on whom the Oilers should be targeting in both reality and maybe a little bit of a fantasy land as well. I’m going ten players deep on the initial installment of the Wish List, and the players will be ranked on a combination of the…


Connor McDavid: 2018-19 Season in Review

With another disappointing Oilers season in the rear-view mirror, Oilers fans try to keep their heads up and look towards a brighter future. Without a doubt, no matter how bleak it may seem, the Oilers still boast one of the greatest players in the world on their roster, so the dim light of optimism can…


Real Life Podcast Episode 123: Yaremchuk knows stuff

Welcome, friends, to a brand new episode of the Real Life Podcast. It’s the podcast where the boys set an agenda every week and are lucky to check off even half of it. This week, the boys looked at Dave Tippett coming to town as the new bench boss, the Stanley Cup Finals, the Memorial…


Monday Musings: Blues, Nurse and More

Finally, the Stanley Cup Final begins tonight. The Boston Bruins are in their third final in nine years (won in 2011, lost in 2013), while the St. Louis Blues and their fans have waited 49 years to get back. The Blues made the final in their inaugural season in 1968, and again in 1969 and…


Off the top of my head

Pretty much everybody keeping tabs on the Edmonton Oilers’ coaching situation — from those in the actual know to those just guessing — long ago arrived at the conclusion Dave Tippett will be named the next coach of the Oilers. The only question has been when that’ll be made official.


Monday Mailbag – What to expect from Joakim Nygard?

What have we here? A brand new mailbag for a brand new week! I hope all of you had an excellent practice retirement and that the overall punishment on your livers was kept in check. With everyone back at work for another week, I wanted to put together something to read and help you kill off…