Nuge: The Survivor

Nuge. Forever. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been through a lot during his time with the organization. The first overall pick in the 2011 draft has kept his head down, worked hard and developed into one of the most important pieces in the organization.


The Search for Offence

Ken Hitchcock is facing a challenge, a big one. How do you create secondary scoring with this Oilers roster? The most important thing is winning and so far Hitch has found a way to get that done with a 4-2-1 record through his first seven games. The Oilers won his debut 4-3 in overtime but…


SCALDING HOT TAKES: November Edition

I’ve been waiting all month to drop another round of scalding hot takes. The wait is over; prepare to have your eyeballs scorched by a series of red hot and sometimes ridiculous takes. It’s all Oilers this month.


From the Observation Deck

I had my first in person look at Ken Hitchcock’s Edmonton Oilers last night. Here are a few thoughts from what I’m calling the observation deck (press box).


Alex the Great… Deal

Everything is going right for Alex Chiasson. He’s scored ten goals on just 24 shots this season and proved last night that if you go to the blue paint good things will happen.


We’ll Never Know: The Ryan Strome Story

The Oilers closed the disappointing book on Ryan Strome Friday afternoon when they sent him to New York in exchange for Ryan Spooner. Spooner will bring more speed and offensive upside to the Oilers but, like Strome, he is a player with issues. The book on Spooner is that he plays on the perimeter and…


A plan between the pipes?

At this point, I don’t think it’s too early to start worrying about the Oilers goaltending moving forward this season and beyond. Unless you think Mikko Koskinen is a number one goaltender I suggest you keep reading.


Time to vent

As the Oilers work their way through this four-game eastern conference swing a few things have popped up that I need to chime in on. Let me start by saying that even if they lose to Florida on Thursday they are still ahead of the game and off to a better start than most of…


Jesse Pul-please-play-me

FULL DISCLOSURE: I wrote this article while watching the game on a 60-inch television in my basement while wearing a pair of shorts and a Blue Jays t-shirt. The Oilers need to make a decision on Jesse Puljujarvi and it needs to happen right now. Sitting any 20-year old for four straight games just doesn’t…