LEON AND DARNELL

The final game for the Oilers in Penticton went this afternoon, and there was a lot on display. The Oilers finished the tournament 2-0-1, miles better…

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OILERS V JETS (ROOKIES G3)

The biggest news out of this year’s Young Stars tournament comes via the…

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TKACHEV GETS INVITE TO MAIN CAMP

The Edmonton Oilers will have Vladimir Tkachev at main camp later this week…

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NEVER SAID I LOVED YOU

We’ve reached the point in training camp where we are enamored with a…

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BATTLE OF ALBERTA (ROOKIES G2)

The great thing about this young stars camp is we get summer hockey and start…

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OILERS SIGN CHASE

Greg Chase deserved to be drafted in the top 60 players in 2013, and had to wait around until the 7th round. He took that and used it as fuel, playing…

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UNDER THE PENTICTON LIGHTS

Early in last night’s game against the Canucks, it occurred to me that the Edmonton Oilers (as constructed at the young stars camp) no longer resemble…

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OILERS V. CANUCKS (ROOKIES G1)

Canadians have it all backwards, of course. A country that gets 12 weeks of good weather yearns for the cold chill of autumn about the first week in August….

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PENTICTON 2014!!!

When I was a kid, we’d drive from Haney (we lived in Maple Ridge, up in Whonnock) to Penticton for summer holidays. It’s a long drive—5 hours—but…

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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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