Lake Marie

So John Prine passed away and we found out about it yesterday. First time I ever heard of him was the day I bought his debut album at a second-hand store….

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He’s a real straight shooter

Every Oilers general manager has his own style. Glen Sather was a grinder, and…

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The Third Round

The Edmonton Oilers amateur scouting department sent five second-round picks…

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Five Long Years in Bakersfield and OKC

It’s been five years now in Bakersfield, and before that the Oilers had…

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Take Me To The River

I am a fan of clarity. Craig MacTavish had it, it was a pleasure to hear him…

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Pack the Pipe

The hardest thing to do for the Oilers, surely, is to make the playoffs two seasons in a row. Running a close second? Establishing a pipeline of useful…

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Top Dead Center

Ken Holland invested two second-round picks at the deadline in Andreas Athanasiou. I believe, in a real way, AA could be the replacement for Jesse Puljujarvi….

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Making the Call on the Back Drafts

We are at a point where we can make the call on the first six drafts of the previous decade. It takes a long damn time for five long years to find its…

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Shapes of Things to Come

The Edmonton Oilers are working around the edges of next fall’s AHL roster, and perhaps soon will be making some decisions on the NHL 23 as well….

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Never Kept a Dollar Past Sunset

A rookie crop can take a team a long way. Oilers history tells us that much. What will we be saying about the 2019-20 rookies 40 years from now?? THE ATHLETIC!…

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The 93 best players in the 2020 draft

I’ve had a good long look at the 2020 draft, and if the Oilers can grab a couple of extra picks inside the top 60 there is value (like 2002 and 2013)….

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THE SECOND ROUND

Scott Cullen once estimated that second-round picks have a 28 percent chance of playing 100 NHL games. The Oilers don’t have their second-round pick…

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She Never Spoke Spanish To Me

The Oilers pipeline wasn’t working in the fall of 2017. Elliotte Friedman: The first is unhappiness with the way players are developing at AHL Bakersfield….

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