What to expect from Pick #29 (and those around it)

The latest the Oilers have selected in the first round was the 25th pick. They took Rob Schremp in 2004 and then Andrew Cogliano in 2005. Schremp didn’t pan out, but 17 years, 1140 regular season games and 116 playoff games later, Cogliano is a Stanley Cup champion. Cogliano has played the third-most games from…


Time to Go?

The ongoing saga of Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers is nothing new, but it’s back in the news again this week after some remarks by Tom Gazzola on the Oil Stream podcast with Dustin Nielson, who is a bonafide big-time Puljujarvi fan.


James Reimer and Other Goaltending Options

Yes, signing Evander Kane is a big priority for the Edmonton Oilers. But getting the goaltending situation sorted is way more important in my opinion. The Oilers will find ways to produce offence next season regardless of if Kane is in their lineup. But with Mike Smith’s future up in the air and Stuart Skinner…


Weekly Rumours – Silly Season is Almost Here!

We are one week away from the first round of the NHL Draft and while things are fairly quiet right now, it will not stay that way for long. Things will get wild and I fully expect that once one big move happens, there will be an avalanche of news that follows.


Gazzola: Jesse Puljujarvi and Oilers heading towards a split

Jesse Puljujarvi is a hot topic around Edmonton. His advanced analytics are excellent, he’s a solid young player, but his production has been inconsistent and he didn’t have the best playoff run. On top of that, the player and organization have a complicated relationship, and considering he’s a pending restricted free agent, that has led…