Oilers rookie camp roster 2019

Last year the Oilers invited 27 prospects to rookie camp, many of the older variety. It seemed Edmonton wasn’t interested in bringing in true ‘rookies’…

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Walls and Bridges

If the Edmonton Oilers do sign Derick Brassard, it makes the 23-man roster far…

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The Need for Speed

Who is the fastest forward prospect in the Oilers prospect pool? Ryan McLeod…

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Bakersfield Reasonable

What should we expect from the new arrivals in Bakersfield this winter? I’m…

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Riesen to Believe, 2019 Volume 1

I’ve stared at this 50-man list all summer, and waited for the clouds…

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I’m Still Living The Dream We Had (for me, it’s not over)

Back in 1980, everything seemed fresh, new and exciting. Jari Kurri couldn’t speak English but turned heads in camp. Matti Hagman was another newcomer…

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Haas and Nygard

Gaetan Haas and Joakim Nygard have a few things in common, including strong European resumes and unusual names. Nygard drew interest from 20+ teams, while…

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Final Additions

I don’t recall an offseason that left this much business so late into summer. There are like 30 rfa’s to sign (Jesse Puljujarvi is one) and…

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Waive Babies

It’s possible—unlikely, but possible—the Edmonton Oilers will feature a couple of former Bakersfield Condors among the 14 forwards in the opening…

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Blue Side of Lonesome

A year ago April, Ethan Bear’s career trajectory was looking good. He made his NHL debut in year two of entry deal, and posted impressive numbers…

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Making Bets

For the Oilers, this season will be a lot about making bets. Bets on Joel Persson, Gaetan Haas, Joakim Nygard. Bets on Caleb Jones, Tyler Benson, Cooper…

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The Talent Show

Watching a team being built with a plan and vision can be a lot of fun. The Minnesota Twins are often referenced on this blog because they’re an…

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Jay Versus the Volcano

I have followed every Oilers minor league season since 1979, first via The Hockey News and then later the Al Gore. The 2018-19 season in Bakersfield was…

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