Oil Kings say goodbye to a pair of vets

As the Oil Kings season comes to an end, as do the junior hockey careers of Colton Kehler and Tomas Soustal. The weird thing about Junior Hockey is that, for the most part, you don’t choose when it ends. Both of these guys know that once the buzzer goes on Sunday in Calgary, their time…


Trade Chips

Everyone can agree that the Oilers have holes in their lineup, and those holes need to be fixed if they want to compete next season. The organization also doesn’t very much, if any, cap space to use on free agents. Those two facts give them two options if they want to fill the holes in…


Can Connor McDavid win the Hart Trophy?

There’s no doubt in my mind that Connor McDavid is the best player in the NHL. He consistently the most electrifying player on the ice regardless of the opponent. With that said, can he realistically win the Hart Trophy if the Oilers finish around the 70 point mark?


As season winds down, Oil Kings heat up

The Oil Kings currently sit just three points out of dead last, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by being around the team lately. They’re 4-1-1 in their last six games, and they’re getting points against some good, and hungry, hockey teams. Their one regulation loss over this stretch was against the Vancouver Giants,…


Finding positives down the stretch

It’s a time of the year that we’re all too familiar with as Oilers fans: the final twenty-some odd games with any hopes of playoffs gone and the team seemingly having nothing to play for. The wins and losses over this final stretch are meaningless. There won’t be much to cheer for, but these games…


Where should Leon Draisaitl play?

The list of holes that the Oilers will need to fill this offseason is long. One of the items that most believe should be on that list is a winger who can step in and score on Connor McDavid’s wing, but the more I think about that, the more unnecessary it seems.


Buy Low Candidates

With names like Mark Letestu, Patrick Maroon, and even Mike Cammalleri, it’s expected that the Oilers will be sellers at this year’s trade deadline. While most assume that the team will just sell off their pending free-agents for draft picks, I think there may be a chance to possibly flip them for some young, fringe…


One on one with Kailer Yamamoto

Late first round draft picks, who stand well under six feet tall don’t usually garner too much attention during their first NHL training camps, but that’s exactly what Kailer Yamamoto did this past fall.


Let’s Talk About Todd

Let me start by saying that I’m a fan of Todd McLellan. When the Oilers hired him I thought it was great to finally have an experienced coach here in Edmonton. When the Oilers marched into the playoffs last year, I praised him and gave him a good chunk of the credit. However, now that…