Sam I am

This just in, Sam Gagner is a helluva hockey player. What Edmonton Oilers fans might not know is Gagner is also a fine young man. It’s obvious to me that his dad, former NHLer Dave Gagner, did a lot of things right—on and off the ice—raising his boy. I’ve known that for months, but it seems…


Golden Bear Anderson now an Oiler

Harlan Anderson (left) in his rookie year with the Bears From a CIS gold medal in hockey with the Alberta Golden Bears to a professional contract with the Edmonton Oilers, it’s proving to be a busy week for Golden Bears captain Harlan Anderson.

A Nation Exclusive: From the top—a discussion with Kevin Lowe

I had a chance to sit and talk one-on-one with Oilers GM Kevin Lowe at Rexall Place during this morning’s skate. Here are some of his thoughts from a wide-ranging discussion. We talked about how injuries have forced young players like Sam Gagner, Andrew Cogliano. Robert Nilsson, Tom Gilbert and Denis Grebeshkov into roles they…


Garon comes clean… sort of

Mathieu Garon still won’t say it’s his ankle that’s kept him out of the Edmonton Oilers line-up the last five games, but he admitted today he’s been injured since March 7.

Pouliot far from finished, kids

He’s been written off as finished by some fans, but considering Marc Pouliot is two months shy of his 23rd birthday, is it a stretch to suggest he’s just getting started?

The ‘Little Team That Thinks It Can’ still in it

From a February game against the Avs this season Destiny’s Team? OK, that’s a bit melodramatic, but you’ve got to wonder if the Hockey Gods are smiling on the Edmonton Oilers after today’s 7–5 win over the Colorado Avalanche at Rexall Place.

The wrong choice between the pipes

Garon where Roloson should have sat… In a pre-game poll on the Hockey’s Future fan website, respondents voted 150–14 that Mathieu Garon should get the start ahead of Dwayne Roloson against the Vancouver Canucks.

Pssst… Roli Starts!

"And now, led by Dwaythieu Garoloson, your Edmonton Oilers!" That’s right fans, until the Oilers emerge from the tunnel tonight to the familiar nasal tones of Mark Lewis and the cheers of a capacity crowd at Rexall Place to face the Vancouver Canucks, you won’t know for sure who’s playing goal—Mathieu Garon or Dwayne Roloson…