GDB 37.0 Wrap Up: The Christmas fog falls the Oilers in 4-2 loss

When I woke up this morning and dragged myself to the office, it was clear the post-Christmas fog was real. Not even a double-shot espresso, or any of the million other caffeine drinks could clear the fog I felt. Apparently, I was not alone. The post-Christmas fog was real for the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night,…


GDB 30.0 Wrap Up: Edmonton Oilers lay beatdown in Battle of Alberta rematch

Oh Baby! On a Sunday night where hockey fans nationwide got to listen to the legendary Bob Cole, the Edmonton Oilers shutout the Calgary Flames 1-0. Almost a month after the Flames beat the Oilers 4-2 in what was a physical affair accentuated by Matthew Tkachuk’s now infamous “turtle” against Zack Kassian, the fieriness seemed…


Report: Oilers fire Todd McLellan, hire Ken Hitchcock

Initially reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Edmonton Oilers have fired Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock. Edmonton is 26th in the NHL with a record of 9-10-1 and have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Oilers tweeted confirmation of the news not long after Dreger’s report and he is expected behind…


Life, death, and contract holdouts

Warm summer nights start to cool off around the end of August here in Alberta. The grass will soon start to brown as leaves fall off the trees and the apples on the trees in your backyard will soon fall to the ground.


Tobias Rieder and his road traveled home

Tobias Rieder was a steal of a pick for the Edmonton Oilers when he was selected in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He had just come off a season in which he notched 49 points in 65 games and played in both the U-20 and U-18 tournaments. The U-18 tournament saw…


Oilers sign Tobias Rieder

It’s an Oilers reunion! According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Oilers are signing Tobias Rieder to a one-year, $2-million deal.


Oilers sign Kevin Gravel

According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the Edmonton Oilers have inked defenceman Kevin Gravel to a one-year, two-way deal worth $700K. Sportsnet’s Mark Spector says Gravel will get $450k guaranteed and would make $300k in the minors.


Oilers sign Kyle Brodziak

The Edmonton Oilers appear to be ready to make their first free agency splash. St. Louis Blues writers Andy Strickland and Jeremy Rutherford have both said on Twitter 34-year-old Kyle Brodziak is expected to sign with the Oilers.


Joe Veleno: The one who got away

The Edmonton Oilers had a good draft weekend. They got a fantastic prospect in Evan Bouchard, who will be a great defenceman for this team in the future. He checks a lot of boxes as a defenceman and moreso for the Oilers. His big frame, strong shot and scoring ability will patrol the blue line…