Game 42 2018-19: Oilers at Ducks

Ken Hitchcock said “The start? We had one player show up to play, Darnell Nurse. Was our best player by a mile. He was one of the most competitive…

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Game 41 2018-19: Oilers at Kings

Friends, our journey reaches midway this evening in California. Game 41 is in…

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Decade, Volume 4

Back when this blog began, and even before, in the old hippie hfboards days,…

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I Wish I Was The Moon Tonight

Craig MacTavish used to say teams play well enough to win games right at the…

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Game 40 2018-19: Oilers at Coyotes

Robert Nilsson began the 2009-10 NHL season as an offensive option for Pat Quinn’s…

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Standing on the Shoreline (first day of 2019)

Hello friends and welcome back to the show that never ends. The Edmonton Oilers remain in the playoff race but cannot stop the current free fall. The team…

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Game 39 2018-19: Jets at Oilers

If you tuned out on Boxing Day and are just now picking up on news from the good ship Oilers, hold on to your hat. And your ass. In the space of five days,…

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Under Pressure

It’s never a good idea to have a media avail when you have no good answers, so fans shouldn’t be waiting for Peter Chiarelli to step up in…

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Game 38 2018-19: Sharks at Oilers

The Oilers first NHL four-game losing streak came October 24-30, 1979. Goaltending was a major issue in losses against the Rangers (10-2), Atlanta (7-3),…

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Letting the Days Go By (Let the Water Hold Me Down)

The Oilers were gunned down 4-0 at even strength in the first period last night, allowing fans to free their minds and think about the bigger picture,…

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Game 37 2018-19: Canucks at Oilers

You can’t go fast enough to get there early. Oilers fans, impatient for midnight at the oasis that is downtown Edmonton in the moments after a playoff…

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Things we lost in the fire

An NHL team can make a mistake any day of the year, but the main pressure points arrive three times: At the draft, early in free agency, and at the deadline….

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Layer Cake

The Edmonton Oilers are in a playoff spot today, but have a small problem: Half of its starting defense is disabled. If the team can find a way to get…

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