YOUNG STARS GAME TWO: OILERS V. JETS

Game 2 in Penticton goes tonight as the Winnipeg Jets rookies offer the opposition. Although still fairly new to the NHL (this time), the Jets are known…

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BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

Bob McKenzie sat down with Peter Chiarelli in Penticton earlier this week, and…

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YOUNG STARS GAME ONE: OILERS V. FLAMES

Each time hockey returns I am struck by a flood of memories and the melancholy…

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WHEN SINATRA SINGS AGAINST NELSON RIDDLE’S STRINGS

Based on some of the comments on the blog over the last 24 hours, there’s…

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OILERS SIGN SAMORUKOV

In what is a provably unusual move, the Edmonton Oilers signed third-round selection…

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PENTICTON 2017

One year, this was the 1960’s, Mom and Dad packed us up and we moved lock, stock and barrel into the interior. We spent time in Penticton and then…

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GIANT MANTHA

According to the website Prospect-Stats.com, Ryan Mantha had 190 shots on goal during 5×5 play for Niagara of the OHL. That’s an enormous total,…

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COMMANDER CODY

Peter Chiarelli has already had an unusual summer in free agency. He bought in bulk July 1, found a couple of gems a week later in Jussi Jokinen and Yohann…

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TYLER BENSON’S BIG YEAR

The Edmonton Oilers find themselves in the window to win a Stanley Cup this coming season. Going down a track alongside that train is a disturbing lack…

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ROOKIE CAMP ROSTER RELEASED

The Edmonton Oilers have finally released the Penticton list and as expected it is deep on WHL kids. Expect high skill and some big hits from this group,…

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GOD’S FLASHLIGHT

Connor McDavid broke reasonable. Reasonable left town this morning, having lost its mind.┬áIt happened somewhere between midnight and the first rays of…

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HEY BOGDAN

In 2016-17, six forwards spent time in both Edmonton and Bakersfield. Two could be considered organizational depth players deployed in case of emergency…

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NOWHERE TO RUN, NOWHERE TO HIDE

We’re about two decades into the century, watching elite talents emerge alongside mere humans with a work ethic. We appear to be heading into something…

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