Playfair Discusses Defensive Tactics

Jim Playfair was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round, 20th overall, in 1982. He is one of only 14 players to average a point-per-game in their time with the Oilers. Playfair only played two NHL games with the Oilers, but he produced one goal and an assist. “I scored in the 13-4…


Can the Oilers find a trade partner?

The pool of unrestricted free agent forwards has dried up and the Oilers are still sitting around with about $3.63 million to spend and a clear need to add a top-six winger. It doesn’t look like they’ll be able to afford someone like Ryan Dzingel or Michael Ferland unless they clear out a contract or…


Oilers have many holes after first days of free agency

The Edmonton Oilers had a quiet July 1st. They made the Mike Smith signing official. Signed Markus Granlund and Tomas Jurco to one-year contracts. Brought Alex Chiasson back on a two-year deal, extended Jujhar Khaira for two more seasons, and announced the Gaetan Haas signing on July 2nd.