INTRODUCING DMITRI SAMORUKOV

On Day Two of the entry draft, I have paper all over hell’s half acre. There are usually several players I like in a range and the second round pick…

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50-MAN COMPLETE

In the last two weeks, I have received many emails, dm’s and shouts across…

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OILERS SIGN DILLON SIMPSON

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Dillon Simpson, as per Renaud Lavoie….

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THE FOURTH ROUND (2017 UPDATE)

Dillon Simpson was drafted in 2011 and made his NHL debut in 2016-17. ‘Draft…

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WHERE THE STREET LIGHTS ALL TURN BLUE

We don’t know where this team will peak over the next nine seasons, but…

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RE 17-18 CONNOR MCDAVID: EVERLONG

Connor McDavid IS the coming attraction. He is the fastest man in the world. McDavid is blur meets rumor meets legend. He’s 20. All futures are not…

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IT’S A NEW DAWN, IT’S A NEW DAY

Later today, I’ll begin the RE series for 2017-18. It will begin with Connor McDavid, who I am projecting to lead the team in scoring again. That’s…

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THE THIRD ROUND (2017 UPDATE)

While the successes of the second round (Martin Marincin, Tyler Pitlick, Anton Lander) play in the NHL as support players, 2013 third-round selection Anton…

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STROMEHOLD

This is the time of year when I take the estimated TOI for Oilers 2017-18 and marry it to performance. You saw some of that in our discussion about Leon…

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THE SECOND ROUND (2017 UPDATE)

If the Oilers had drafted even close to average in the second round over the last decade, some of the management and coaching staff of the past might still…

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JOE THE LION

No matter the AAV or the length of his next contract, the Edmonton Oilers are going to need big production from Leon Draisaitl. One of the things we’re…

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MATT BENNING IS COMING INTO VIEW

In the first year Todd McLellan coached the San Jose Sharks, he ran four defenders over 20 minutes a night. All four played 15+ minutes at even strength…

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33 MEN FOR 23 JOBS

I believe we are at a point where we can project the 2017-18 Edmonton Oilers roster. The 50-man list is almost complete—there’s room for maybe…

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