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Three Questions: The Ken Holland Presser

On Wednesday morning, Ken Holland spoke to the media ahead of the start of training camp and while we’ve already posted a bunch of recaps of the presser (COVID complications and not being done yet) there are a few questions that stuck out to me, and I would love your help to come up with the…

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Training Camp Notes

NHL hockey is back. Training camps opened today in 32 cities and preseason games begin Saturday. The Oilers will play in Calgary on Sunday before honouring Joey Moss next Tuesday at home against Seattle. Unlike in past seasons, there are very few roster spots up for grabs in Edmonton. However, the competition for ice time…

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Weekly Rumours – Things Are Happening

Things are getting done. We are days away from training camps opening up and teams are clearly starting to get more aggressive when it comes to negotiating with their RFAs. The last thing they want is for these negotiations to become distractions and storylines as their clubs start gearing up for the season.

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Not Done Yet

As if we needed more reminders of how COVID has turned our lives upside down and that we’re not close to being done with it yet, we got some when Edmonton Oilers’ GM Ken Holland made himself available to reporters this morning as the team’s 2021 main training camp opened. What we found out from…

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Oilers Have Some COVID Complications

Last week  NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said he expects 98% of NHL players to be fully vaccinated by the start of the season. He added it would be 15 or fewer players who wouldn’t be vaccinated. Duncan Keith got vaccinated last week. He flew to the USA to get the Johnson and Johnson vaccine,…