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NHL Draft Diaries: Day One

I am out in beautiful Montreal, Quebec to cover the NHL Draft for both Oilersnation and Daily Faceoff. Things are relatively quiet right now in terms of actual transaction news, although Mike Grier deserves a massive shoutout for becoming the first ever Black GM in the history of the NHL, but the rumours are flying…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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Weekly Rumours – New Edmonton Oilers Trade Targets!

There has been a lot of talk recently about who the Oilers may be losing off their roster from last season. Will Evander Kane be back? Will Mike Smith or Duncan Keith retire? Will Jesse Puljujarvi be traded? Will Brett Kulak be re-signed? Those are all very valid questions and how those situations play out…

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Weekly NHL Rumours – John Gibson to EDM?

Honestly, there is so much going on around the NHL in terms of trade talk, potential coaching hires, and free agent rumblings that I’ve decided to up my rumours blog to twice a week. There will be a lot of Oilers talk in every episode but I’ll make sure to mix in big stories from…