Brodziak Set to Play His Most Meaningful Game

Kyle Brodziak played 974 National Hockey League regular season and playoff games. He fulfilled his NHL dream, and exceeded his own expectations, but his father never saw him play. Dale Anthony Brodziak passed away on June 14th, 1998. He was 42 years young. He died after battling cancer for many years. Kyle was only 14…


Dave Tippett Excited for the Challenges of the 2021 NHL Season

Edmonton Oilers head coach Dave Tippett is as excited as fans, media and players to start the 2021 season. An abbreviated training camp, with no preseason games makes this coming 56-game season even more unique. Tippett is looking forward to the challenge of ensuring his team is ready on January 13th.


A Red Journal Salvaged Slater Koekkoek’s Career

Last December, Slater Koekkoek’s NHL career was heading in the wrong direction. He’d been a healthy scratch for 28 of Chicago’s first 44 games. Seven years earlier (2012) he was drafted 10th overall by Tampa Bay. There were high expectations and being a regular healthy scratch for the struggling Chicago Blackhawks wasn’t the story he,…


Phil Kemp: “I kind of have a sneaky offensive game.”

Phil Kemp’s partner on the US National U-18 team in 2016/2017 was Quinn Hughes. Hughes got all the press, and rightfully so, due to his outstanding skills and skating ability. Hughes is 5’10 and 170 pounds, while the right-shooting Kemp is 6’3′ and 205 pounds. Hughes was the flash, while Kemp was the defensive conscience….


Will a New Partner Help Mike Smith?

Adam Francilia is not a goalie coach by title — he is a trainer who has worked with different NHL skaters — but is likely more known for his work with many NHL goalies. He is a goalie consultant with the San Jose Sharks, but he is free to train and consult with individual goalies….


57 Friends Celebrate Joey Moss’ 57 Years Lived

Joey Moss was born September 25th, 1963, in Edmonton, Alberta. He was the 12th of 13 children for Lloyd and Sophie Moss. He was born into a family of entertainers and performers, and those skills helped him become the pulse of the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Football Club for 35 years until he passed…


Rocky Thompson Changed the Conversation About Who He Was

In the mid-1990s, Rocky Thompson patrolled the blueline for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League. He had long hair, crazy eyes, a short fuse and he would fight anyone. He could throw with both hands. On the ice, Thompson instilled fear in many players, but off the ice he was a scratch…


Corey Graham: Another Step Closer

On June 29th, 2018, Corey Graham underwent a 10-hour procedure to remove a tumour in his back. It was inside his spinal cord. It ran up from the L3 to the T9. That is half of his back, almost eight inches long. Graham had been the voice of the Edmonton Oil Kings for eight seasons,…


Taking a Closer Look at Carter Savoie

Heading into the 2020 Draft, arguably the biggest weakness in the Oilers prospect pool was their lack of scoring forwards. The organization clearly recognized this and for the first time in franchise history, used every single one of their draft picks to select a forward. Naturally, there has been a lot of talk about their…


Holland talks NHL Draft and Free Agency

Over at NHL.com, Tim Campbell posted a quick interview with Edmonton Oilers GM, Ken Holland, that offers a glimpse into the week ahead, and what to expect from the veteran manager as we move towards the NHL Draft and free agency.