BATTLE OF ALBERTA (ROOKIES G2)

The great thing about this young stars camp is we get summer hockey and start to gather opinions from genuine hockey men about players and progress. Todd…

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OILERS SIGN CHASE

Greg Chase deserved to be drafted in the top 60 players in 2013, and had to…

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UNDER THE PENTICTON LIGHTS

Early in last night’s game against the Canucks, it occurred to me that…

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OILERS V. CANUCKS (ROOKIES G1)

Canadians have it all backwards, of course. A country that gets 12 weeks of…

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PENTICTON 2014!!!

When I was a kid, we’d drive from Haney (we lived in Maple Ridge, up in…

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POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

The Edmonton Oilers welcomed 29 athletes to the 2014 training camp today, kicking off seven months (or more!) of magic and mirth. Any team with Taylor…

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IN THE ETHER

The rookies head for Penticton later today after their physicals and counting fingers and toes. It’s a grand time for fans—actual hockey on my…

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THE HARD CASE

I would have loved to play in the NHL, dreamed about it every night as a kid. Couldn’t skate worth a tinker’s damn mind you, but one of the…

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AHEAD BY A CENTURY

As summer turns to Armageddon in the Canadian west, bits and pieces of Oilers information is being passed down from the mount. Jonathan Willis has the…

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FLOWER POWER

Early word on Nail Yakupov is that he’s bigger, thicker and readier (hey, it fits) than ever, and this will be a big season for him. I’m not…

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THE KINK KONTROVERSY

The stories are finally rolling and the fans are beginning to piece together the good and bad arrows from the offseason. Some players worked out, others…

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AUTUMN ALMANAC

The Edmonton Oilers released their Young Stars roster this morning, it’s about what we thought it might be with a couple of tweaks. Things that make…

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50 WORDS FOR SNOW

I love Edmonton in the fall, the city is so beautiful. Turning leaves, autumn’s chill, long slow walks in the river valley. I love every fall, but…

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