G69 2016-17: STARS AT OILERS

One of the things we could see over the next three weeks is a recall of first-round pick Jesse Puljujarvi. The Big Finn has been performing well in Bakersfield…

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THE OILERS AND THE QMJHL (2017 DRAFT)

The QMJHL is not a popular area for the Edmonton Oilers. In team history, the…

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A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION

The great baseball manager Casey Stengel was famous for all kinds of sayings,…

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G68 2016-17: CANADIENS AT OILERS

Are we having fun yet? The Montreal Canadiens of my youth were probably the…

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THE OILERS AND THE WHL (2017 DRAFT)

The Edmonton Oilers spent riches in the WHL a lot at the beginning of the decade,…

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GUNSMOKE

A giant walks among us, and last night Connor McDavid shone like a diamond on a giant stage. It was a beautiful game, one I will remember for a long time….

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G67 2016-17: PENGUINS AT OILERS

The truth is that the Edmonton Oilers have been impressive for every month this season but November. I remember touting February as Pikes Peak and the…

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THE BENOIT POULIOT MARCHING AND CHOWDER SOCIETY

Vin Scully taught me about marching and chowder societies. There was no google in 1975, and the library didn’t have a Vin Scully section (fools),…

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TOMMY GUN

The Edmonton Oilers are going to need to find a shooter for Connor McDavid. I have no quarrel with either of his current wingers, nor with Milan Lucic…

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THE OILERS AND THE OHL (2017 DRAFT)

If the Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup in the next decade, the province of Ontario should demand a ring. Since the club decided to rebuild (again)…

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QUIET STORM

The Edmonton Oilers lost at home last night, a 4-1 final that featured the hockey players in Edmonton being at least as frustrated as the fans watching….

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G66 2016-17: ISLANDERS AT OILERS

The glory Islanders were one of the best teams I have ever seen. The goalies were a HHOFer and a guy you could build a marginal case for, the defense was…

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MAKING THE CALL ON THE RFA’S

ALL conversations involving cap for the Oilers have to start with two major contracts on the horizon. The Connor McDavid deal could be eight year and $97…

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