RE 17-18 JUSSI JOKINEN: BACK AND FORTH

Jussi Jokinen is a smart player with skill, and he is a very good fit for these young Edmonton Oilers. A solid player without the puck, he’s also…

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BALANCE

I received an excellent email from Tempest the other day, it’s three-pronged…

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL No. 5: IIRO PAKARINEN

The fancy stats never did take a liking to Iiro Pakarinen, but Todd McLellan…

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FIVE EASY PIECES

Leon Draisaitl’s contract may not be the last piece of business for this…

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RE 17-18 RYAN STROME: WHEELS

The Edmonton Oilers have a habit of collecting first-round selections from the…

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CHIARELLI’S FREE AGENTS

It’s so easy to forget about the sequence of events as time marches on. On the day Peter Chiarelli took over, he had a herculean task in front of…

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 4: JOEY LALEGGIA

We’ve seen the story play out a thousand times. A player is drafted, has some exceptional skills in a specific part of the game and pronounced areas…

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NET WORTH

In figuring out reasonable for my summer RE’s, one item came through when it comes to goalies: Peter Chiarelli has been making good bets. From the…

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RE 17-18 PATRICK MAROON: NO WAY BACK

Although there is plenty of competition, I think the best Peter Chiarelli trade in terms of value gap is the Patrick Maroon deal. For the cost of defender…

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UNE QUESTION, UNE RESPONSE

I learned a lot in my youth from CBC French. The television network that provided semi-nudity on Sunday mornings (honestly, English kids were getting Hymn…

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 3: MITCH CALLAHAN

Mitch Callahan has been a consistent player in the AHL for the past several seasons. His style of play (rugged with an agitating demeanor) fits the Chiarelli…

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FINDING LEIVO

If you’re Peter Chiarelli, and looking for the next Patrick Maroon, where would you go? The Oilers general manager has Maroon and Jussi Jokinen on…

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TRAINING CAMP HOPEFUL NO. 2: TY RATTIE

The Ty Rattie signing in free agency came far earlier than expected but is a good small bet. The Oilers have a plethora of young wingers vying for playing…

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