RE 16-17 MARK LETESTU: WOODSTOCK

There is much disagreement about Mark Letestu after his first Oilers season. Some believe he brings so little offense that he is badly deployed above the…

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TRACKING TRAINING CAMP 2016, VOL 3

Jujhar Khaira has a good chance to break camp with the big club based on the…

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BENNING STREET

At the 2012 NHL draft, Peter Chiarelli and his Boston Bruins scouting staff…

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RE 16-17 CAM TALBOT: RAINO

Cam Talbot’s first solo dash across an Alberta winter started well, flagged,…

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RE 16-17 MARK FAYNE: LUCRETIA MACEVIL

There was a time when defensive defensemen roamed freely across North America….

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THE WHO SELL OUT

Not long ago, on a street in downtown Toronto, older men in expensive suits unlocked the key to the highway. These men set about hiring brilliant young…

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CHASING SHADOWS

There are always players you wonder about on draft day, and my goodness Greg Chase was one. The young man was a bona fide NHL prospect but had to wait…

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RE 16-17 PETER CHIARELLI: NORTHWEST PASSAGE

Peter Chiarelli must have known this job could be his Everest. Any man gifted with the power of reason and a reasonable calculator would know the dangers…

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THE HINTERLANDS

In March of 2014, the Buffalo Sabres and Los Angeles Kings made a big trade that involved a bunch of obscure names. That is unusual for a few reasons….

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WE HAVE THE HOCKEY!

One can never be sure—the language barrier is real and it is spectacular—but it appears Filip Berglund is playing a little for Skelleftea of the SHL…

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RE 16-17 GERRY FLEMING: WHERE DO THE BOYS GO?

The Edmonton Oilers have to produce inexpensive and useful talent via the minor leagues. A key component in the process is the AHL coach. Todd Nelson left…

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RIESEN TO BELIEVE

We are about one month from training camp, and the Edmonton Oilers are a fairly predictable organization. Can we identify the 23-man opening night roster…

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SLEEPER

We are at the point of summer where things like minor league splits become the conversation of the day (or, more accurately, do NOT become a conversation…

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