LOOSE CHANGE

The Edmonton Oilers are getting ready to face the Anaheim Ducks this week, and at this point I see this team winning the series (in seven games). When…

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THE SUMMER AHEAD

It’s about time we had a look at the summer to come, and this quiet period…

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RE 16-17 LEON DRAISAITL: NO SURPRISES

We entered this season discussing Leon Draisaitl as a center who would need…

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TUMBLING DICE

In the early days of June, I will publish my final 2017 draft list. We began…

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HAMMER ON A DRUM!

The Edmonton Oilers ended the San Jose Sharks season last night. In cold blood….

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2017 PLAYOFFS GAME 6: OILERS AT SHARKS

I decided late in the regular season to let the playoffs wash over me. It’s been a long time, I was a man in my 40s in 2006, the grey on my temples…

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THE EDMONTON OILERS AND THE HINTERLANDS

During the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, teams drafted from the CHL, NCAA, USHL and established European leagues for the first 74 selections. At No. 75, the Carolina…

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HEART ATTACK CENTRAL

Today, we’re going to talk about respect. The Edmonton Oilers haven’t had a lot of it since Brent Burns arrived in the NHL, since Joe Thornton…

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2017 PLAYOFFS GAME 5: SHARKS AT OILERS

Canadian hockey fans get a lesson in ‘framing the issue’ every time any network plays a 1991 playoff game between the Calgary Flames. Why?…

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FOUR CONDORS FLY NORTH, ONE HEADS TO FINLAND, LEON DODGES BULLET

The Edmonton Oilers grabbed a bunch of Condors for the rest of the playoffs today, and made (I believe) an astute move in sending Jesse Puljujarvi to the…

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30 DAYS IN THE HOLE

On Sunday, April 27, 1975, a strange thing happened. The Buffalo Sabres, who had been to one playoff series (they lost) in previous seasons, opened up…

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2017 PLAYOFFS G4: OILERS AT SHARKS

The stage is set and the opportunity has arrived. The Edmonton Oilers have a 2-1 series lead on last year’s Western Conference pennant winners, and…

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HOUSE CALLS

This is going to an interesting summer in Edmonton. No matter how well everyone plays during the postseason, there are holes to be filled, cap issues to…

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