The Best Moments From the Decade of Darkness

The Decade of Darkness is over. The Edmonton Oilers have clinched a playoff spot after going ten straight seasons without making the playoffs. Oilers fans have seen a lot since they saw their team lose in the Stanley Cup Finals back in 2006. Their best player requested a trade immediately following the end of the…


1st period…Quick Hits

The Edmonton Oilers lead the Sharks 2-1  after 20 minutes. San Jose outshot the Oilers 13-11, but it was a tale of two period. The Sharks dominated the first ten minutes, but then the Oilers woke up and controlled the final ten. Here are some quick thoughts on the first period.



I don’t have to tell you about all the hell we’ve been through. I don’t have to tell you about all the miserable hockey we’ve had to watch and live through without even having a sniff of the postseason. That all changed on Tuesday night.



When it comes to NHL awards and the Edmonton Oilers, very little valuable hardware has made its way this far north since the turn of the century. That could change this summer, and it occurs to me that many younger readers may not know their Oilers history in this regard. Here we go. THE ART…


WWYDW: Committing to Zack Kassian

With Leon Draisaitl and Kris Russell both on expiring contracts, it’s understandable that not a lot of attention has been paid to Zack Kassian, whose current one-year deal comes to an end on July 1. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask what tack the armchair GMs of Oilers Nation…


US Women’s National Team vs. USA Hockey Update

#BeBoldForChange was the hashtag of choice for those involved and supporting the USA National Women’s Hockey Team in their quest for change with USA Hockey. Last night, it was confirmed that being bold for a long overdue change can, in fact, make a difference. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out…


Real Life Podcast Episode 20: Brad Winchester

The Edmonton Oilers are going back to the playoffs. For many fans aged 18-28 this will be their first trip to the playoffs as an adult. Enjoy the ride, and this week we caught up with former Oilers Brad Winchester to discuss his wild 2006 playoff journey. Winchester was a rookie in 2006 and he…


Since the Oilers last played a playoff game…

The world is a completely different place since last time the City of Edmonton got to watch playoff hockey. It’s been a long time. A really, really long time. How long, you ask? Let me walk you through it.


We still don’t know how good Laurent Brossoit might be

Since the start of the lockout era in 1994-95, 86 goaltenders have played more than one and fewer than 20 games in the NHL through the end of their age 23 seasons. That works out to about three per team, and they run the gamut, from future major-league starters to future ECHL castoffs. Laurent Brossoit…


76 Down and 25 to Go

So, what if Connor McDavid wins the NHL scoring title, finishes with 100 points, claims the Hart Trophy as MVP and leads the Edmonton Oilers, say, two rounds deep in the 2017 playoffs? Or, if all that’s too optimistic, what if McDavid accomplishes two or three of the above? Those aren’t questions I even contemplated…


Monday Musings: Pacific Playoff Races

The San Jose Sharks have lost six straight and seven of their last ten. The Anaheim Ducks are 8-1-1 in their last ten, the Calgary Flames are 7-3 and the Edmonton Oilers are 6-3-1. The Sharks losing skid has made it a four-team race in the Pacific Division. Each team has seven games remaining and the…