CHIARELLI

Peter Chiarelli has been nominated for General Manager of the Year in the NHL. Most of Oilers Nation is thrilled, but many are baffled. This is the world…

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HURT SO BAD

The Edmonton Oilers are building a defense that can move the puck efficiently…

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THE BLUE ROOM

I tried a year ago and missed it completely. I grabbed 27 names, basically four…

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RE 16-17 RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS: CREEP

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was drafted No. 1 overall because of┬áhis complete skill…

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ETHAN RIFLES

Ethan Bear and the Seattle Thunderbirds won the WHL Championship last night,…

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TOP 150 2017

This is my final list, 150 strong. I will re-post it in early June, under the headline “Here Comes The Sun”. It’s a tradition I began…

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WANTED: VOLUME SHOOTER

As long as I live, the Oilers will not have a more important first round than 2015. I remember thinking all day about what it would mean to the city and…

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

I am four years old and I am walking with my Dad at Eaton’s in downtown Vancouver. It is early 1960’s, all of the men are in suits and women…

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RE 16-17 MILAN LUCIC: LURGEE

Oilers fans and media spent so many years talking about getting a “Lucic type” on the roster. It seems acquiring the actual model overwhelmed…

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ABOUT JESSE

Jesse Puljujarvi is not enjoying a strong World Hockey Championships. Early in the tournament, he wasn’t getting any playing time. Once given a chance,…

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PERSONAL OPINION

Peter Chiarelli has his Edmonton Oilers inside the window to win the Stanley Cup. In observing PC over many years, he is aggressive in pursuing solutions,…

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THE MARKET SPEAKS

Back in the spring of 1976, the New York Rangers moved Emile Francis out of the general manager’s job and replaced him with John Ferguson. In modern…

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THE 50

We are now in that strange area between the end of the 2016-17 season and the beginning of the new hockey year. It’s kind of like that moment in…

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