There’s a lot going on

The days leading up to the regular season, for me, are always much more interesting than anything that happens during the preseason. Preseason results often lead to overreactions from both fan bases and front offices and today was the day we got to see which front offices decided to overreact.


McDavid, Draisaitl and Nugent-Hopkins to start at Centre?

Will Dave Tippett start the season with his three most skilled players on separate lines? At practice today it looked that way. It is possible he starts the season that way, but the only way he keeps Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on separate lines is if the wingers produce.


Oilers Place Gagner and Manning on Waivers, Lagesson assigned to Condors

The Edmonton Oilers continue to trim their pre-season roster as the start of the regular season nears. Today, they placed two veteran players on waivers with the purpose of sending them down to the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL, Sam Gagner and Brandon Manning, along with William Lagesson being assigned directly to the Condors.


The Way I See It

Whether you’re diving deep into the analytics pool, reading tea leaves or just going with your instincts, making predictions is fun because no matter how you arrive at them, you’re guessing. While some guesses are more educated than others to be sure, the bottom line is it’s a guess. When you’re right, or anything close…


Five Things to Ponder

Things are about to get real. The next time the Edmonton Oilers take the ice for game action it will be for live fire, no more messing around. While I would describe this training camp and pre-season as a positive one there are still a number of question marks heading into the season.


Monday Mailbag – Is Tomas Jurco The Answer?

Welcome, friends, to yet another edition of the Monday Mailbag! Whether you’re at work, school, or chilling at home, we both know you’re not doing anything even remotely productive right now and I salute you for your commitment to retired living. With only a few days left until the NHL season starts, who can blame…