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…


It’s a Connor McDavid offseason update!

I was SO happy to see a Connor McDavid interview written by Luke Fox at Sportsnet when I woke up this morning. It’s so refreshing to get an update from him on his thoughts on the summer moves and current season. Connor’s the leader of our team and the leader of our city. I think it’s…


Steve Smith discusses Coaching

“Am I saying this to him just to make me feel good, because I want to be right, or am I saying it to improve the player?”  – Steve Smith. Smith was drafted in the sixth round in 1981 by the Edmonton Oilers. He played two more years in junior (London) and then another two…


A summer update on Cam Talbot

Yesterday a few Oilers staff, players, and alumni participated in the Oil Country Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament. It was fun seeing the pictures all day long but what I was really waiting for was the post-round interview that always happens with the players. 


Kris Russell talks European road trip

As you all know, the Oilers are beginning their season with a four-game road trip that begins in Europe over the span of approximately 15 days. There’s been a lot of discussion on the October schedule and whether it will have a positive or negative outcome for the Oilers. Kris Russell was interviewed by Jessica…