Bennie and the Jets

Matt Benning is a good young NHL defenseman with a solid future. He’s already a solid third pairing rearguard, and there may be more responsibility…

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Draft Post No. 6: Letting The Days Go By (Water Flowing Underground)

The Bob McKenzie list is unique, it’s the industry standard. We can argue…

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Nowhere to Hide

A pre-draft inventory of the Edmonton Oilers organization shows great depth…

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Draft Post No. 5: The Week to Come

This is a massive week for the Edmonton Oilers. They’ll find out the cap…

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Draft Post No. 4: 10 Items or Less

In past summers, the Oilers have telegraphed exits. We knew in 2016 Hall was…

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Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold

Every morning sunrise to reach your eyes is another gamble won.┬áIf you feel like lost, you’ll end up found, so amigo, lay them raises down. Matt…

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The desert’s quiet, Cleveland’s cold

Oilers fans have enjoyed a few interesting news items this spring (Cooper Marody, Mikko Koskinen, new coaching staff) but the next three weeks are going…

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These are the days of miracle and wonder

On the day the Edmonton Oilers signed Milan Lucic, it wasn’t at all clear the move improved the team. In a post called Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats,…

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Draft Post No. 3: Midnight Rider

We all have our favorites and that’s a fact. I’ve always enjoyed watching undersized centers outsmart the big kids, from Dave Keon to Gregg…

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You can go sleep at home tonight (If you can get up and walk away)

The Oilers went into last year’s draft with seven picks and in dire need of making them count. One year later five of those picks are signed and…

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Strange Brew

The 1979-80 Oilers were a discombobulated crew and that’s being kind. Expansion left the team with gaping holes hither and yon, while also gifting…

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Good Year for the Roses

The Edmonton Oilers are adding players to the 50-man list at a rapid clip these days, we’re seeing the Bakersfield Condors’ roster come into…

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Draft Post No. 2: Took Him Minutes, Took Her Nowhere

One year ago almost to the day, we were talking about trades. Jordan Eberle and Ryan Strome were front and center, although the actual transaction was…

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