How much stock should we put into the preseason?

The Edmonton Oilers have a rather awkward relationship with the preseason. We’ve all drank the kool-aid in previous years after watching them dominate the league during its exhibition season. There was a stretch just last season where it looked like Ty Rattie was going to be ‘The Answer’ and Jesse Puljujarvi looked primed to break…


About Mike

While it would be overstating to say I’ve got a lot of faith Mike Smith, at least the 37-year-old version of him, is the answer in goal for the Edmonton Oilers this season, Smith has at least shown he’s a bonafide NHL starter in a career spanning 571 regular season games over 13 seasons.


The roster, patience, and what lies ahead

The Edmonton Oilers are one step closer to their opening day roster, says radio man Bob Stauffer. It comes at a time when the team has only three preseason matchup left ahead of their Oct. 2 opener against the Vancouver Canucks.


The Cutting Room Floor

Late last week Tyler Benson, Cooper Marody and Caleb Jones headlined the Edmonton Oilers’ first round of significant cuts. The three names I mentioned above surprised a few, but as you will see below you really shouldn’t be disappointed in any way. Here’s a look at expectations for the players sent down to Bakersfield last…