FIFTY-THIRD AND THIRD

Fifty-three assists in one season is a lot. NHL wingers don’t reach that total a lot—Hall was No. 1 among all wingers last season (and No. 8 overall)….

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WAIVERING

As we wait for the Oilers rookie TC list, one of the things we can chat about…

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EXACTLY ONE FOREVER

Once again, the Edmonton Oilers have talked themselves into their opening night…

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LOUD NOISES: FINDING HIS SMILE

We’re two weeks from TC and a full week (or more) from the full training…

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NUMBERS ADD UP TO NOTHING

In the next day or so, we should get the Oilers roster for rookie camp. It’s…

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HYPERBOLE SEASON UNDERWAY!

Early September in the world of hockey means the suits are back, the players are skating and getting ready, but we’re still a few miles from training…

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UNICORNS!

The biggest concerns for Edmonton Oilers fans this fall? How much time do you have? It’s the depth at center, the top pairing, the goaltending, the…

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OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS (COMPLETE RE 14-15)

A year ago, the Oklahoma City Barons scored 239 goals. This year, I’m predicting they will score 224—most of the offensive downturn comes from…

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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. A team that once routinely scored more than 80 power-play goals in a season…

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PROMISED LAND

Among the quotable quotes being delivered pell-mell and willy-nilly by Craig MacTavish the other day, his description of the depth chart at center caught…

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WITHER SLEPYSHEV?

Another year will burn off the calendar (it appears) before we see one of Russia’s sons, Anton Slepyshev. I saw him on television from my living…

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ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

The hockey news is finally starting to roll, after a summer that had explosions in June and early July and then fell into a deep slumber. For Edmonton…

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