What’s up, OilersNation family? It’s emergency call-up goaltender Cat here with some goaltender takes for you to digest on this fine Monday morning. Let’s talk acquisitions.
Jujhar Khaira was chosen No. 63 overall in the 2012 draft. He is also 6.03—or was on draft day—and is a truly rare item. If Khara makes it as an NHL player, he will be only the fourth player since 1999 (Mike Comrie, Zack Stortini, Theo Peckham) to be drafted in the third round by […]
If you were to name the best Edmonton Oilers of all time who didn’t crack six feet on a tape measure, Mike York would more than likely find a spot in the top-10 of most fans. I can’t come up with a whole lot of little guys who were more effective than York was at […]
In December of 1997, Edmonton Oilers general manager Glen Sather pulled the trigger on a big trade, acquiring defenceman Roman Hamrlik from the Tampa Bay Lightning. It’s the kind of deal that fans of the current edition of the team would surely welcome.
I have been in love with Jordan Leslie Eberle since before time began. In fact I originally learned of him in a vision I had three previous lives before this current incarnation of my present body.
Can you believe the regular season starts next week? With the pre-season in full swing it seems like the days are flying past but it’s still not fast enough. I want regular season McDavid and I want him now. Despite my impatience there are no time machines on Amazon. We have to act like adults […]
I don’t worry too much about the score in preseason games, especially when the opposition ices a lineup with minimal NHL players. The Jets roster had limited NHL talent, but the players who dressed are still trying to impress Paul Maurice, so the Oilers, despite having more skill, still needed to work hard.
The good news about split squad games is that it eliminates two preseason games in one night. Todd McLellan is not a fan, because he didn’t get to watch 20 players up close to see how they reacted on the road against a more established NHL roster, and I can understand his frustration, but selfishly, I […]
The Oiler rookies stepped on the ice at 10:45 this morning in Penticton, and there were fans in the stands well before practice started, but the lineup outside the box office to purchase a few seats that just went on sale was much longer. McDavid Mania is alive in Penticton.
It’s not surprising that during the slowest part of the NHL off-season a couple of speed demons hogged the headlines Monday as Connor McDavid and Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers took a twirl together at the BioSteel Pro Hockey Camp in Toronto.
View image | gettyimages.com When the Oilers got their hands on RNH it was pretty clear after his first season that the team had found a keeper. He’s defensively responsible, elusive, extremely quick and agile on his skates, and he has top drawer vision. The Oilers had found their 1C for the foreseeable future. None […]
View image | gettyimages.com **The fourth post in an ongoing series – Lowetide re-lives the 2003-04 Oilers season ** The 2003-04 season was a disappointment for the Edmonton Oilers. They were in 12th place on February 1, a full 10 points out of the playoffs before charging hard and missing the postseason by an eyelash. The real pain […]