History tends to repeat itself, until a drastic change is implemented to change course. It is why we have seen, in any sport, the good franchises stay competitive or well-run for years, while the losing franchises stink for years, sometimes decades. Improvement only occurs when a major change in philosophy, approach or personnel is made….
In 2002, Theo Epstein became the youngest GM in Major League Baseball history when the Boston Red Sox hired him at 28 years of age. He won two World Series with the Red Sox, before stepping down to become the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs in October of 2011. The Cubbies won…
The Edmonton Oilers scored 3.14 goals/game last season, which ranked 15th in the NHL, and they managed that despite being 29th in shots on goal/game with 29.6. Their power play was a league best 29.5% and they led the NHL with 59 power play goals, which helped their overall offence significantly. At 5×5 the Oilers…
While we sit and wait to find exactly out how and when the Edmonton Oilers and the NHL might get up and running again for another season, Bryn Griffiths and I took some time to chat this morning with TSN analyst Ray Ferraro, whose takes on hockey are as solid as anybody I know.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wants a season. Fans of the Edmonton Oilers want a season. I want a season. Thanks, Captain Obvious. The trick is figuring out when that season starts and what it looks like, given everything is a moving target and a pain in the backside because of COVID-19. I’ve got some thoughts…
Having known former Edmonton Oilers’ tough guy Georges Laraque going on 25 years, suffice to say the buzz I came across while surfing the internet on Monday grabbed my attention. Stuff like “Laraque wants to fight Mike Tyson” and “Laraque calls out Tyson.” I said, pardon?
While the Oilers were slogging through a frustrating 2018-19 season, the group down in Bakersfield provided a pleasant distraction and a sense of optimism for the future.
Back in July, the Oilers inked defenceman Filip Berglund to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Since early-October, the NHL has been targeting Jan. 1 as the start date for the 2021 season.
Two of the most commonly compared young stars in the NHL have found themselves skating together in preparation for the 2020-21 NHL season.
The Edmonton Oilers have reassigned defenceman William Lagesson to Kristianstads IK of the HockeyAllsvenskan league.
It was 17 years ago today that the Edmonton Oilers hosted the NHL’s first regular-season outdoor game.