Long Read: Ethan Bear’s Journey To The NHL

Ethan Bear was easily the most pleasant, and unexpected surprise for the Edmonton Oilers this season. Not only did he make the opening night roster, he flourished and became a top-four defenceman after Adam Larsson was injured on opening night.


Part Five: 1997 Oilers/Stars Series with Doug Weight

Doug Weight was the Oilers’ best player for much of his eight seasons in Edmonton. From 1993/1994 to 2000/2001 Weight was the leading offensive catalyst by a large margin. He scored 155 goals and 569 points in 575 games. Ryan Smyth was second in scoring with 133 goals and 260 points in 433 games. Weight…


Nicholson: “We are really determined to finalize this season”

On Tuesday afternoon, Bob Nicholson was the latest member of the Oilers organization to jump on a conference call with the media. During the 10-minute session, Nicholson spoke about the state of the NHL, the potential for summer hockey, the Hlinka-Gretzky tournament, and the newly launched Colby Cave Memorial Fund.


Part Four: 1997 Oilers/Stars Series with Richard Matvichuk

We continue our look back at the 1997 Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars first round playoff series today with Stars defenceman Richard Matvichuk. He grew up in Fort Saskatchewan and playing against his hometown team was a thrill. Matvichuk was a rugged, stay-at-home D-man who played against the Oilers’ top players. He and Ryan Smyth…


Ways I’d Change The NHL: The Fun Stuff

With the NHL currently on hiatus, and it appears as though it will be staying that way for a while, I figured now would be a great time to look at some interesting ways that the NHL could change and in my opinion, improve.