Peter Chiarelli talks trades for Alex Petrovic and Brandon Manning

This morning, Peter Chiarelli stepped in front of the media and answered questions about yesterday’s bizarre trades that saw him sending out a third-round pick for Alex Petrovic and Drake Caggiula (along with Jason Garrison) for Brandon Manning. How did the interrogation go? Let’s explore it together.


Andrew Ference talks Oilers on the 31 Thoughts podcast

Former Oilers captain, Andrew Ference, appeared on the latest episode of the 31 Thoughts podcast and spent a little bit of time talking about his time in Edmonton. As you can expect based on how bad the team was while he was here, some of what he said wasn’t overly complimentary but it was still…


Chiarelli Speaks to the Media (Part Two)

Earlier today, at 11:45am to be exact, Edmonton Oilers General Manager Peter Chiarelli held a conference call with members of the local and national media to address the firing of Todd McLellan and subsequent hiring of Ken Hitchcock. I watched the earlier press conference which featured Chiarelli and some of the local travelling media. In the…


Peter Chiarelli talks Todd McLellan’s firing, hiring Ken Hitchcock

Let’s be honest, how many of us would have ever expected the Oilers to fire Todd McLellan and replace him with Ken Hitchcock? I was driving into work today and my phone absolutely exploded and when I looked at what was going on, I was shocked. If I’m being honest, I’m still trying to process…


Former Oiler, Iiro Pakarinen, blasts organization for lack of communication

Former Oiler, Iiro Pakarinen, didn’t mince words when speaking to the Finnish website MTV Uutiset over the weekend about what it was like to play for the Edmonton Oilers during his four years here and it was the coaching staff that seemed to draw his ire. In the interview, Pakarinen claims that the Oilers have a serious lack…


Develop: Practice Time is a Must

The Edmonton Oilers haven’t had much success developing players in the AHL in recent years. Jujhar Khaira played 133 AHL games over parts of three seasons before making the team last year. Kyle Brodziak is a great example of how to properly develop a player. He was drafted in 2003. He played one more season…


Hall Discusses Hart, Powerplays and Subway

Before leaving to Europe with the New Jersey Devils, Taylor Hall spoke to me along with his former teammate Jason Strudwick about the upcoming season. We discussed his new commercial with Subway, becoming a more mature player, why playing on his strong side helped his powerplay numbers and much more.


Milan Lucic arrived at camp six pounds lighter

Milan Lucic scored 10 goals and 34 points last season for the Oilers. As you can probably remember it was a very disappointing season for the fans and himself. It’s an understatement to say that Lucic had an off year, and I feel for the guy. By going through a slump, not only is he…