What are the Oilers getting in Sam Gagner?

Re-acquired and it feels so good! The Oilers have brought Sam Gagner back into the organization with a Saturday morning deal that saw Ryan Spooner get sent to the Vancouver Canucks. The team has also recalled Gagner from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) and the expectation is that he will be in the lineup tonight when…


An Improved Lucic?

The Edmonton Oilers have played 16 games since the calendar flipped to 2019 and in that span, Milan Lucic has scored four goals and added two assists. In the first 39 games of the season, he had one goal and seven assists. To put it a different way, in the first 39 games, Lucic was…


A Winning Deadline Strategy

We’re exactly two weeks away from the NHL Trade Deadline and the Edmonton Oilers sit six points back of the St. Louis Blues & Minnesota Wild for the two final playoff spots in the Western Conference. While the mountain they’re facing isn’t quite Everest, it’s certainly getting there.


Sekera’s Return Brings a Cap Crunch

On Monday afternoon, the Edmonton Oilers announced that Andrej Sekera has been assigned to the Bakersfield Condors for a conditioning stint. The stint can last a maximum of three games but it can only go a maximum of six days. There’s also a chance his stay in California could be extended to five games, but…


The McBlender

The struggle to find two consistent linemates for Connor McDavid has been going on all season, and you could make an argument that it’s been an issue ever since he became an Oiler.


The Oilers can’t be sellers

The Oilers are coming out of the bye week sitting third last in the Western Conference with only Chicago and Los Angeles below them. While they are just three points back of the final wild-card spot, they need to jump five teams to get there. That’s a tall order especially considering the fact that they…


The Next GM

They did it. The Edmonton Oilers fired President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli late Tuesday night following their loss to the Detroit Red Wings. The heat had been on the organization to fire Chiarelli for quite some time now, and there hasn’t really been a known short-list of names to replace him….


Examining the goalie market

Earlier this week, the Oilers inked Mikko Koskinen to a three-year contract extension that comes with a cap hit of $4.5 million. As it stands right now, that will make him the 17th highest paid goaltender in the NHL. The decision to re-sign Koskinen has divided the Oilers fan base, as most of Peter Chiarelli’s…


Oil Kings Update: Edmonton gets hot after deadline moves

I wasn’t expecting  Oil Kings GM Kirt Hill to be terribly busy at this year’s trade deadline. I knew he was going to move one of his three goalies, and apart from that, I didn’t expect anything else to happen. That’s why, like a lot of people around the team, I was surprised when a…


Finding a Dance Partner

We’re still well over a month away from the NHL Trade Deadline and the rumour mill in Edmonton is already buzzing thanks to some tweets from Bob Stauffer and Ryan Rishaug.