Long Gone Blue

They’re almost all gone now, you see them every once in a long while on a Tuesday night or a Sunday afternoon. Someday they’ll just be a distant…

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Green Acres

The Edmonton Oilers employed the same scouting director from 1979 through 2000,…

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Coaching Crossroads?

Connor McDavid is the most popular Oilers player and personality, but after…

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Shoot the Gap

Josh Currie signed a two-year NHL contract yesterday, it’s easily one…

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East of the Sun

The Edmonton Oilers signed Evan Bouchard on Tuesday, he is potentially the most…

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Primary Scoring

Among the things we’re searching for this summer is a second scoring line. The No. 1 unit writes itself, and if that doesn’t work we can write…

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Chiarelli’s Oilers free agents

We are mostly through four free-agent summers for Peter Chiarelli, the biggest move remains Milan Lucic and the best one (Matt Benning in my opinion) may…

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Chest Fever

The NHL doesn’t make many trades from mid-July through the final days of September, so we’re in Death Valley for the next 10 weeks. How scarce…

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The Farm

When we moved to Maidstone in the winter of 1971, it was a major adjustment. Moving from Haney BC, where the weather was mild and Stanley Park was a rather…

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Hallelujah, Amen

If you’re looking for good signs, look to the draft and the group of players coming up behind Connor McDavid. If the Oilers had drafted in 2013 and…

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Waive Babies

Everyone has their favourite subjects, one of mine is acquiring players via waivers. Edmonton claimed Brandon Davidson and Nathan Walker last season and…

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It’s a Fast Train

In watching Oilers management after every draft, one gets the feeling the club goes through a series of mood swings right after their first selection….

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Dream Comfort Memory to Spare

We’re mostly through the procurement portion of the summer, meaning the RE estimates can begin. Pain in the ass is what it is but for me it helps…

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