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.


Mark Fraser: Your Voice Will Give Others Strength

Mark Fraser turns 34 in September. He was born in Ottawa in 1986. His mother, Ann, is white. His father, Hugh, is black. Mark has dealt with racism his entire life, but it didn’t stop him from following his dream to play in the NHL. He was drafted 84th overall in 2005 by the New…


Hemsky Reflects on His Career

Ales Hemsky was drafted 13th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2001 NHL entry draft. He was an excellent pick. He finished his career with the fourth most points among 2001 first round picks trailing Jason Spezza, Ilya Kovalchuk and Mikko Koivu. In his prime, Hemsky was one of the rare NHL players who…