The OBC: MacT

Craig MacTavish has always been a smart guy. So, while today’s announcement he’s signed on to coach in the KHL just a couple of weeks into the tenure of new POHO and GM Ken Holland wasn’t expected in terms of timing, it’s no surprise he read the writing on the wall and left on his…


Weekly Rumours – Defencemen Available?

Welcome to our weekly rumour recap on Oilersnation! Every week, I’ll scour the web and Twitter pages of various beat reporters from around the NHL to bring you some rumours involving other NHL teams and how they could affect the Oilers.  One of my favourite things about an NHL offseason is trade talk and the…


The Fan Within

Prior to Monday night, I can’t recall the last time I was truly nervous or stressed watching a sporting event. I’ve covered championship games, and had the pleasure of calling a few, but when you’re calling the game you are working and focused on the task. Being in the stands, engrossed in the game is…


The Carousel: Dave Tippett

If you subscribe to the theory that where there’s smoke there’s fire, it would be absolutely no surprise if new Edmonton Oilers’ POHO and GM Ken Holland names Dave Tippett as his new head coach any day now. In this case, I do, but that’s the old gut and common sense talking, not any kind…


Changes on the blueline?

For years the Oilers struggled to stock their cupboards with good, defensive prospects. They used high picks on forwards and all of their picks afterward usually flamed out within a couple of seasons. Now, it seems like things are finally changing for the better thanks to some strong drafting by Peter Chiarelli and his staff.


Looking at the next wave

During Ken Holland’s time with the Detroit Red Wings, the organization were the golden standard for developing prospects. They found gems late in the draft and when they had high-end prospects, they would keep them stashed in the minors until they were “over-ripened.”


Real Life Podcast Episode 121: Curse of the Crystal Skull

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another brand-spanking new episode of the Real Life Podcast, the show where the boys set a weekly agenda and get to absolutely none of it. With today being Cooom’s birthday, we invited the man himself on the podcast to take the reigns and control all of the topics of conversation.


The Carousel

The first big job on Ken Holland’s to-do list as POHO and GM of the Edmonton Oilers is to find himself a new head coach in what’s been a boneyard for those who stand behind the bench for a living over the past decade. We’re led to believe Dave Tippett is the best bet to…


Samorukov and Safin will play in the Memorial Cup

The WHL playoffs are still ongoing but no Oilers prospects are on either the Vancouver Giants and Prince Albert Raiders, so we can officially call it with both Guelph Storm product Dmitri Samourkov and Halifax Moosehead, Ostap Safin being the Oilers only prospects still alive and vying for the Memorial Cup in Halifax beginning on…