HOLD OUT FOR FASCHING

There was a time, not so very long ago, when the Edmonton Oilers used their first-round picks on forwards, and searched the globe for defenders and goalies…

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WELCOME TO EDMONTON: FIX EVERYTHING

The Edmonton Oilers will have a new director of the powerplay in Craig Ramsay….

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PROMISED LAND

Among the quotable quotes being delivered pell-mell and willy-nilly by Craig…

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WITHER SLEPYSHEV?

Another year will burn off the calendar (it appears) before we see one of Russia’s…

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ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

The hockey news is finally starting to roll, after a summer that had explosions…

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AT THE END OF THE DAY

Craig MacTavish held court today, with the new Justin Schultz contract the main item on the agenda. I was heartened by some of the verbal, flummoxed by…

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JERRY, IT’S FRANK COSTANZA! MR. STEINBRENNER’S HERE, GEORGE IS DEAD, CALL ME BACK

It’s all happening! $3.675M is basically his salary and bonus last year. The internet is melting. We’ll talk about it on the Lowdown at 10!…

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TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD

Today on the Lowdown, my guest between 11 and noon will be Rob Vollman. Rob has a new book out (Hockey Abstract 2014) and has agreed to open up the phone…

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I’LL SEE YOU ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

This afternoon we got word the Justin Schultz contract soap opera will soon come to and end (could be tonight, might be tomorrow). It’s about damn…

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HEAD-TO-HEAD 2013-14: GRIFFINS V. BARONS

We discussed the gap between Detroit’s development system and what the Oilers are doing a little yesterday afternoon. I wanted to look a little deeper…

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THE DETROIT MODEL

Last summer, I compared the Detroit minor league system to the Oilers under Steve Tambellini. As you might imagine, it was a depressing day! The Red Wings…

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BIG FISH BITES IF YOU’VE GOT GOOD BAIT

A couple of days ago, NHL.com had some interesting quotes about the Edmonton Oilers and where they sit as we prepare for training camp. As always, Craig…

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NOBODY’S IN LOVE THIS YEAR

The thing about training camp is that storylines can move in a hurry. Take the battle at center in Edmonton’s TC this fall: After RNH and Boyd Gordon,…

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