Since the Oilers last played a playoff game…

The world is a completely different place since last time the City of Edmonton got to watch playoff hockey. It’s been a long time. A really, really long time. How long, you ask? Let me walk you through it.


GDB 76.0: Win and you’re in

A win by the Edmonton Oilers will officially clinch their first playoff berth since 2006. We all know they are going to the postseason, but for you diehard fans who have faithfully supported the Oilers during the Decade of Darkness, seeing the X beside their name in the standings will mean something. There is no reason […]


We still don’t know how good Laurent Brossoit might be

Since the start of the lockout era in 1994-95, 86 goaltenders have played more than one and fewer than 20 games in the NHL through the end of their age 23 seasons. That works out to about three per team, and they run the gamut, from future major-league starters to future ECHL castoffs. Laurent Brossoit […]


76 Down and 25 to Go

So, what if Connor McDavid wins the NHL scoring title, finishes with 100 points, claims the Hart Trophy as MVP and leads the Edmonton Oilers, say, two rounds deep in the 2017 playoffs? Or, if all that’s too optimistic, what if McDavid accomplishes two or three of the above? Those aren’t questions I even contemplated […]


Monday Musings: Pacific Playoff Races

The San Jose Sharks have lost six straight and seven of their last ten. The Anaheim Ducks are 8-1-1 in their last ten, the Calgary Flames are 7-3 and the Edmonton Oilers are 6-3-1. The Sharks losing skid has made it a four-team race in the Pacific Division. Each team has seven games remaining and the […]



The AHL season is winding down with playoffs now a real possibility. In the CHL, playoffs are underway and in Europe some teams have been eliminated and we can begin to discuss players in the system who might be signed to pro deals. Late, but finally here, this is the weekend update. BAKERSFIELD CONDORS LC […]


Who Are You: Benoit Pouliot

Jason Gregor had another installment of Who Are You on his TSN 1260 radio show last week. His guest was Benoit Pouliot. I enjoy these interviews, because Gregor gets them to talk about themselves and not hockey. We get an insight to who they are as people, not just players. It is obvious the players […]


Monday Mailbag – Let’s Talk David Desharnais

It’s mailbag time again and that means I’ve taken your questions, fired them off to our writers, and waited for the magic to happen. Can the answers in this week’s mailbag enrich your lives? We shall see, but I feel pretty confident in saying absolutely yes. As always, I need questions and if there’s something you’d like […]


Expansion Opportunities

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee has let it be known that once he receives expansion protected and available lists, he is going to be open for business. A small window of opportunity exists and could mean we see all manner of transactions. Could one or more benefit the Oilers? Before the original expansion […]