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…


Q and A with Darnell Nurse

Darnell Nurse and the Oilers agreed to a two-year contract extension early Monday afternoon, and he was on the ice Tuesday morning with his teammates. Nurse’s brief absence from training camp shouldn’t impact his play at all. Oscar Klefbom, Adam Larsson, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Tobias Reider and Milan Lucic have yet to…


Connor McDavid talks business with Bloomberg

When you’re Connor McDavid there are a lot of demands on your time. Being one of the most marketable faces in the NHL means that the guy has to go out and do all kinds of marketing assignments for the league while also finding for the obvious training but also on his personal brand. Over…


Dreger: “I’d be surprised if (Nurse) gets more than $3 million”

Yesterday morning, Darren Dreger appeared on The Nielson Show over at TSN 1260 to talk all things Oilers, including Darnell Nurse’s contract delays. According to the insider, he’d be surprised if a contract isn’t finalized before the season starts but did mention that the Oilers have a number in mind that they’re not really looking…