Oilers can clear money if they get creative

Baggedmilk dug into whether the Oilers can clear salary or not on Monday. He outlined movable and anchor contracts. It will be difficult. The Oilers can move salary, but only if they get creative. The organization needs to systematically change how they think and operate if they want to get out of salary-cap jail.


GDB 82.0 Wrap up: #L50N, #PrayforMcDavid, Oilers win 3-1 in Calgary

Game 82! It’s over. This isn’t the season anyone wanted, but it’s done. Now we can return to hoping they finally get things right, make the necessary changes in management, and surround Connor McDavid with the talent he god damn deserves. McDavid’s injury is pretty much the exact thing you don’t want to happen in…


GDB 72.0 Wrap Up: Kosk-and-in, Oilers lose 6-3 in Vegas

I love watching the Vegas Golden Knights. They are one of the best stories in sports the past couple years and should be talked about way more. This is an expansion team and they’ve been much better than the Edmonton Oilers who have been rebuilding for, well, ever. Maybe we’re seeing future Oilers GM Kelly…


How can the Oilers create cap space?

The Oilers are up against the salary cap and near the bottom of the Western Conference. They have a handful of problem contracts and need to get better if they don’t want to waste Connor McDavid’s prime years. The Oilers’ cap situation isn’t good, but I think it gets exaggerated. Milan Lucic’s contract is the…


Oilers after 60: Three Up Three Down

The Oilers are 25-29-6. After 40 games they had a 19-18-3 record. They’ve gone 6-11-3 in their past 20 games. They’d be almost assuredly out of the playoffs if it wasn’t for a historically bad playoff race. Things haven’t gone as Oilers fans had hoped. Let’s take a look at whose trending up and down…


Find the next Alex Chiasson

Last year, I said the Oilers should search for the next Patrick Maroon: an undervalued forward who could play alongside skilled players and score 15-plus goals. I mentioned Josh Leivo, Brett Connolly, Daniel Carr, and lastly, Alex Chiasson. I argued they should find the next Maroon instead of paying the big winger free-agent money. I…


The Oilers should sell at the trade deadline

The Edmonton Oilers sit 23-24-5 through 52 games for 51 points. This season has been a huge failure for the team. The Oilers have fired a head coach and a general manager, yet they’re only three points out of a playoff spot due to a historically poor Wild Card race.


2019 All-Star Game Wrap Up

The NHL All-Star Game and weekend in San Jose has concluded. The Metropolitan All Stars won the 3-on-3 tournament against the Central All Stars in the finals. Let’s take a look at some of the best moments from the 3-on-3 tournament.


Should the Oilers’ first-round pick be in play?

The Edmonton Oilers are just two points out of a playoff spot, although the Minnesota Wild sit in the second Wild Card position with a game in hand. A Pacific Division playoff spot is probably unlikely at this point. Vegas sits in the third spot and the Oilers trail them by 13 points with three…