Sunday Morning Coming Down

Evan Bouchard turned 19 on Saturday, celebrated by playing almost 15 minutes in the world’s best hockey league. Todd McLellan ran him a little on…

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Game Six 2018-19: Predators at Oilers

Edmonton is enjoying a fantastic second week of NHL play. After going 1-2-0…

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New Sensation

Kailer Yamamoto’s brilliant goal was the best ‘first goal in a career’…

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Game Five 2018-19: Bruins at Oilers

Bruins games on television 1968-75 were magic. They put a man on the moon in…

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Walking on Sunshine

It began like so many nights, your favourite blogger throwing cups and saucers…

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Game Four 2018-19: Oilers at Jets

Let’s agree about this: There will be many games this season, especially on the road, where the Edmonton Oilers will need Cam Talbot to go all Dominik…

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180 by Summer

Expectations of this season for Oilers fans and observers varies wildly. Some believe the team will fall flat, finishing with fewer than 75 points. Others…

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Wilton Felder’s I Want You Back

The first time I saw Michael Jackson, he was on the Ed Sullivan Show with his brothers, singing “I Want You Back.” We don’t think of…

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Game Three 2018-19: Oilers at Rangers

They’re just kids when they arrive, some of them can’t grow a beard for love nor money for several years. Fans give them names you would associate…

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Chasing Shadows Moonlight Mystery

I mentioned yesterday there were no expectations heading into last night’s game, and maybe that’s why I came away with good vibrations from…

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Game Two 2018-19: Oilers at Bruins

Todd McLellan shuffled his lines at practice in Boston, sending Jesse Puljujarvi to the fourth line (or bizarro third line, it’s honestly hard to…

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Game Three AHL 2018-19: Condors at Barracuda

How often does the leading scorer of the Oilers’ top minor league affiliate win an NHL career after his success? Answer: Not too damned often. The…

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Once in a Lifetime (same as it ever was)

As the Oilers are on this damnable ‘one game a week’ schedule, it’s pretty easy for your local blogger to run out of ideas for the daily…

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