Lottery Day 2018

Light a candle. Send a message heavenward to the God who’ll listen, find some instant karma and think good thoughts. Sweet baby Jesus one day the Oilers…

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Tangled up in Blue

If the Edmonton Oilers are going to use the No. 9 overall selection, it will…

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Trust Your Board

Keith Gretzky was head scout of the Boston Bruins for the 2014, 2015 and 2016…

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What to expect when you’re expecting to win the draft lottery

Saturday night brings us another draft lottery and as you know the Edmonton…

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Problems

Peter Chiarelli is under a great deal of pressure this offseason and much of…

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A big red beacon, a flag and a man on the rail

The biggest news over the weekend surrounded a Finnish goalie playing in Russia and running a pretty strong save percentage. The Oilers are running a string…

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Umbrella Summer

I sometimes wonder if people realize exactly how many draft picks Peter Chiarelli traded at 2015’s draft weekend. Not only did the new general manager…

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Strawberry Moon

In late June, the Edmonton Oilers will draft another crop of prospects who will (hopefully) blossom into productive players—maybe even receive Stanley…

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Pet Sounds

Yesterday we made the ‘summer needs’ list and found the Oilers need to acquire a puck mover (left or right), a winger (or two), a backup goaltender,…

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Sad Songs and Waltzes

In describing his team and things he would like to acquire, Peter Chiarelli often uses vague terms. “Heavy sticks” was one he used in the early…

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(Cap) Room with a view

As we spend our spring mornings wondering if we’ll ever see spring and discussing a trade of No. 9 overall, I return to the cap projections and repeat…

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Shine a Light

The Edmonton Oilers have a chance to secure another brilliant diamond in the McDavid cluster with astute drafting at No. 9 or higher. Since 2010, the club…

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Draft and Fallow

At the media avail last week, Peter Chiarelli told the gathered throng he was open to trading the first-round pick (unless Edmonton wins a lottery). What’s…

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