At Random: Bar Raised

Dave Tippett could have taken the two points and accentuated the positive after watching his Edmonton Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 at Rogers Place Wednesday. After all, the win improved the Oilers to 6-1-0 on the season. What’s not to like?


Lagesson Recalled; Nygard Placed on IR

The Edmonton Oilers have officially placed forward Joakim Nygard on the Injured Reserve list and recalled defenseman William Lagesson. LW Joakim Nygard goes on I.R., and Oilers announce they have called up Dman William Lagesson. — Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) October 17, 2019 The announcement about Nygard was expected, as it was revealed earlier today that…


Pacific Review: Checking in after two weeks of play

Every few weeks, I’m going to take a look at how the other teams are doing around the Pacific Division. You may not care about these teams, but they directly impact whether or not the Oilers can make the playoffs. It’s been two weeks, so let’s check in. 


Major Lifestyle Change For Ethan Bear

Ethan Bear spoke eloquently and honestly about the moment his career changed. In between sips of his post-game drink last night, Bear outlined the events during our conversation in a mainly empty dressing room after the Oilers’ sixth victory of the season. How did he go from struggling in the American Hockey league ten months…


Weekly Rumours – A Puljujarvi update and a look at the Penguins

This time of the year is traditionally pretty quiet for the rumour mill. Teams that are off to hot starts don’t want to mess with their success and will wait until closer to the trade deadline to make meaningful acquisitions while teams that are sputtered out of the gates are likely going to want to…