Train in Vain

I have avoided talking about Edmonton acquiring a ‘name’ puck mover because it runs counter to the roster pieces that might be available, runs…

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Overundersidewaysdown

It goes by in the wink of an eye. One day there’s some teenager throwing…

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What do you want and when do you want it?

The 2017 entry draft had three specific themes for the Edmonton Oilers: Skill…

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Bridge of Sighs

Drake Caggiula was pursued by many NHL teams in the days after his college career…

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Caught a train from Alexandria

The Edmonton Oilers signed Tyler Vesel on Monday, he represents a successful…

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Department of Youth

There will be internal solutions to roster problems for the Oilers this season, it’s just that we can’t seem to agree on any of them. We have…

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Draft Morning

What would you like to see from the 2018 draft? I like skill, and was especially pleased to see Kailer Yamamoto drafted by the Oilers last season. A forward…

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The Warmth of the Sun

Every summer, weary Oilers fans are met by a blast from the sun, signaling the annual trek to find water in enough supply to be called a lake, and the…

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Saturday morning confusion

The 2006 draft gifted the Boston Bruins a brilliant cluster of talent (Phil Kessel, Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic) and added three quality wingers for previously…

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Denmark Street

One of the things I do around this time of year is project individual NHL GP for the following season. It shows areas of strength and weakness and allows…

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Extra Texture (Read all about it)

Last summer, during my “The Davenport Hotel” look at every Oilers prospect and where they were heading in 2017-18, I wrote the following about…

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Too much month at the end of the money

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Peter Chiarelli told us he would like to improve backup goaltending, add a winger or two, and that…

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May Day

We could see some transaction action today, including a goalie signed and a winger exiting. The Edmonton Oilers, based on what we know, are attempting…

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