Off the Top of My Head

The Edmonton Oilers won’t even play their first pre-season game until tonight when they face the Calgary Flames down the road in Cowtown, but it’s not a stretch to suggest Dave Tippett’s top nine forwards are pretty much decided. There are more personnel decisions to be made with the fourth line than with the rest…


Three Questions: The Ken Holland Presser

On Wednesday morning, Ken Holland spoke to the media ahead of the start of training camp and while we’ve already posted a bunch of recaps of the presser (COVID complications and not being done yet) there are a few questions that stuck out to me, and I would love your help to come up with the…


Training Camp Notes

NHL hockey is back. Training camps opened today in 32 cities and preseason games begin Saturday. The Oilers will play in Calgary on Sunday before honouring Joey Moss next Tuesday at home against Seattle. Unlike in past seasons, there are very few roster spots up for grabs in Edmonton. However, the competition for ice time…


Weekly Rumours – Things Are Happening

Things are getting done. We are days away from training camps opening up and teams are clearly starting to get more aggressive when it comes to negotiating with their RFAs. The last thing they want is for these negotiations to become distractions and storylines as their clubs start gearing up for the season.