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Random Thoughts: The Free Agency Recap

It’s the start of the long weekend and that means your ol’ pal Baggedmilk is back with another dose of Random Thoughts before making my way out to the lake to drink the days away and try to make sense of what’s been going on around here. And like a gift for your Saturday, I’ve…

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Oilersnation Radio Episode 151 – What else is Ken Holland planning?

It’s the last day before the long weekend and that means we’re back with a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio to help get you through what’s left of your day while also make sense of everything that’s happened here in Edmonton and around the NHL. On this week’s show, we looked at the Oilers’ goaltending…

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Don’t Panic on Koskinen

Don’t ask players to do more than they are capable of and then be upset when they fall short. This applies perfectly to Mikko Koskinen. Koskinen is not capable of being an every day starter for long stretches. He is best when he is the backup or when he has to split duties. Don’t ask…

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For better or worse, this is now Ken Holland’s team

When we see general managers take over organizations, it usually takes a bit for them to make their mark on the club. They’re often left with a mess to clean up. Bad contracts, lack of prospects, and a team typically further away from winning than not.

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Are the Oilers Better?

I don’t know if the Oilers are a better team overall, but they certainly will be different when the puck drops for the 2021/2022 season. Edmonton had 28 skaters and three goalies play a game in Oilers silks last season, and there will be at least seven new faces on the 2021/2022 opening night roster,…

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Oilersnation Radio Episode 150 – The Free Agency Emergency Show

It’s free agency day in the NHL and that means we’re back with an emergency episode of Oilersnation Radio to make sense of everything that’s happened here in Edmonton and around the NHL. On this week’s show, we looked at Zach Hyman’s deal, the Ethan Bear trade, Tyson Barrie’s extension, and a whole lot more.