Drive

How many 20-goal scorers are on the current Oilers roster? Three? Let’s say three. Let’s say Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl…

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Memory Alpha

Steve Tambellini was the most conservative Oilers general manager of my lifetime,…

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Here Comes Yet Another Day

In 1974 summer, the wait for The Hockey News July edition (it had everything:…

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Good Day Sunshine

If the Oilers stop doing business right now, I’m fine with the summer….

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Ashes by Now

The Edmonton Oilers added three players via free agency yesterday and improved…

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Free Agent Canada Day

A year ago the Edmonton Oilers had an unusual July 1, signing Ty Rattie, Ryan Stanton, Mitch Callahan, Keegan Lowe, Eddie Pasquale, Brian Ferlin and Grayson…

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Being There

As we enter free agency, the Oilers are handcuffed by cap constraints. Many fans view this as a negative but if you look closely, most of the truly exceptional…

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School’s Out

As the Edmonton Oilers arrive at the doors of free agency July 1, I am generally pleased with how things have rolled out so far this offseason. Peter Chiarelli…

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Green River

The Oilers traded Raffi Torres for Gilbert Brule on July 1, 2008. It was one of those “we’ll trade an actual NHL player for a guy who was a…

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Who’ll Stop the Rain

In the late summer of 2016, Travis Yost made an appearance on the Lowdown. After an especially awful food take, Yost said “the thing about this Oilers…

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Anticipation

A nice bonus for NHL general managers yesterday, lots of young wingers were set free instead of being qualified. So, a plethora of RFA are poised to become…

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(You and me) Sittin’ in the back of my memory

In 1979, the NHL folded four WHA teams into the great league, turning 17 into 21. A flood of free agents appeared, as veterans from the now defunct teams…

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Another Park, Another Sunday

On Friday afternoon at five, a rumor hit the Al Gore. Edmonton was apparently in talks with the Boston Bruins, with Oscar Klefbom and No. 10 overall possibly…

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