Ah, yes, another year around the sun. My 24th came yesterday and knowing well I had my weekend columns to write here, I got thinking about what I want most for the Edmonton Oilers.
Ah yes, Dustin Penner. One of the many who rolled through Edmonton in the Decade of Darkness.
Kevin Shattenkirk’s name has once again entered the NHL movement cycle. The enigmatic, 30-year-old defenceman had his name linked to being a prime buyout candidate by the New York Post’s Larry Brooks in a Saturday column.
Online oddsmakers are showing a little love for the Edmonton Oilers. The sportsbook site Sportsbetting.ag released their NHL point futures for the upcoming season putting the over/under line for the Oilers standings points at 85.5.
One of the biggest storylines this season is going to surround Darnell Nurse. The 24-year-old rearguard had his best season in the NHL last year scoring a career-high 41 points in 82 games while playing a career-high 23:49 a night.
Dear Jesse, I know you probably won’t see this. But that’s okay, I wanted to write to you anyways.
To say that signing Milan Lucic was a mistake is easy in hindsight. He came to Edmonton on a contract nobody knew was good, but there was at least a glimmer of hope he would provide a few decent years for the Oilers.
When Mikko Koskinen got signed to a three-year deal that pays him $4.5-million annually, there weren’t many fans of the deal. But would the Oilers have been better off waiting?
The Edmonton Oilers 8th overall draft pick will play next season in the Swedish Hockey League, according to Swedish outlet Hockey Sverige. The article, published on July 5, quoted Skellefteå GM Erik Forssell who said he would be playing next season there.
We’re now nearly a week into free agency and we’ve seen everything from offer sheets to trades and everything in between. The free agent market, however, has seemingly begun to slow down.
Two years ago yesterday, one of the best contracts in NHL history was signed. Connor McDavid put pen to paper on a precedent-setting eight-year, $100,000,000 contract. Let’s look back at how valuable he is today, and how it changed some recent contract negotiations.
The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed F Jujhar Khaira to a two-year contract. According to OilersNation’s Jason Gregor, the deal will see him paid $1.2-million annually.