When the dust settles on this 2015-2016 season there’s every chance that my heart will be broken again if the Oilers miss the playoffs. Still, I write this on the eve of the season and I still hold out hope.
No season during the Oilers’ long post-2006 walk in the wilderness saw the team get closer to the playoffs than 2007-08. Paradoxically, arguably no season was more damaging to the team’s long-term fortunes.
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The red carpet event of the century! Of course I’m talking about the first annual Nation Awards! What are the Nation Awards? Probably the most important award show of our generation, and I’m not kidding.
There’s a lot of discussion this time of year, especially for bad teams, about hypothetical trades that might be made over the summer. The trouble with a lot of these hypotheticals is that they end up being pretty self-serving; even the ones that aren’t Linus Omark-for-Shea Weber tend to serve one team better than the […]
Andrew Miller will make his NHL debut tonight at the young age of 26. Miller was not drafted. He played in the USHL at 20, then spent four years at Yale before signing with the Oilers in April of 2013. He scored eight goals and 34 points in 52 games in OKC last year, but […]
Trade deadline has come and gone, teams are making one last surge for a playoff spot, and impact players are dropping like flies. First Star, Worst Star is as healthy as ever though!
View image | gettyimages.com Anton Lander will get to continue his quest to be more than a Tweener in the NHL now that he has been called up again. We remain hopeful that he can turn AHL success into the beginnings of an NHL career, but we’ve seen this story play out before.
When you are a 30th place team every aspect of your team game is below average. This season the goalies, defence, forwards, coaching, scouting and management have all been underwhelming. Today, Dallas Eakins paid the price for the shortcomings of the team and was fired, but he is far from the only one who needs […]
In 2010 Oilers fans had a different version of HOPE. Hall, Omark, Paajarvi and Eberle, but in 2014 the painful reality that the organization is in need of a complete overhaul grows stronger by the day. The Oilers overcame another horrendous start, battled back to tie the game, but once again their inability to score […]
Tomorrow morning, the Oklahoma City Barons will play the San Antonio Rampage. Martin Marincin and Oscar Klefbom won’t be there, but perhaps they should be?
Leon Draisaitl is a superb prospect. Big, smart and skilled, it’s easy to see why Edmonton keyed in on him at the 2014 Draft. It’s equally clear that right now that he’s really struggling in the NHL.
Last season the Edmonton Oilers recalled a lot of players from Oklahoma City and there’s every chance it’ll happen again. Do the Oilers have legit prospects on the farm? Yes. Are they ready? In one case yes, but there’s a good chance the next regular forward you see in Edmonton via the Barons will be […]