Ten way too early predictions

It’s the end of July, time to stop reviewing last year and looking forward to next year. IT’S PREDICTION SEASON. For your enjoyment, here are ten way too early predictions for the Oilers 2019-2020 season.


Mr. Holland’s Summer

It hasn’t been a mind blowing off-season for Ken Holland but it has been an important one as he attempts to get the Edmonton Oilers on track.


Two Birds, One Stone

The Milan Lucic trade has basically elevated Oilers President of Hockey Operations Ken Holland to saviour status. Holland could not make another move the rest of the off-season, and Oilers fans would probably still give him a passing grade for what’s done so far.


The Nuge: Year-By-Year

This past weekend, I took a look at newcomer James Neal and his linemates during the first ten years of his NHL career. All that piece did was confirm that Neal scored at least 20 goals in every season in which he actually had an opportunity to play with top-six talent. He didn’t get that…


James Neal: Year-By-Year

After weeks of speculation, Ken Holland finally convinced the Flames to take Milan Lucic off his hands. Lucic heads to Calgary in exchange for James Neal while the Oilers also give up a conditional 3rd round pick in 2020 and will be retaining 12.5% of Lucic’s contract.


Mr. Lucky

The majority of the roster spots among the Oilers forward group are completely up for grabs and that includes the most coveted spot alongside Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Zack Kassian had a strong showing late in the season, but with a new coaching staff in place, there is no guarantee that he’ll be back…


The Wish List: Mid-Summer Edition

With the hustle and bustle of the opening weeks of free agency now behind us it’s time to take a look at what’s left. First of all, let’s take a look at the last edition of the Wish List and where everyone ended up. As you will see, the Oilers went 0 for 10 on…


The Wish List

With the free agency discussion period upon us, it’s time for an updated look at The Wish List. I have removed Gustav Nyquist, Kasperi Kapanen, Nik Ehlers from the list in favour of some more reasonable candidates as well as eliminating Brian Elliott after he signed with the Flyers on Thursday morning.


The Great, Good, Bad & Ugly of the Broberg Pick

For a week leading up to the draft everyone in the world and their grandmother, were linking the Oilers to Philip Broberg. It was so obvious that I couldn’t believe it, I wasn’t buying in, and I called it a smoke screen. Now I sit here in the second row of the media risers in…