Best of Intentions

I do believe the Edmonton Oilers start with the best of intentions. If you could find Peter Chiarelli at lunch today, and asked him about Evan Bouchard,…

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Don’t Start me Talking

NHL players are showing up at rinks and talking to people with microphones….

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God Only Knows

The Hockey News came once a month, so you had to pace yourself. The inside cover…

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Takin’ Care of Business

Peter Chiarelli got back into the office before a few general managers and appears…

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Backfield in Motion?

The Edmonton Oilers added Scottie Upshall on a PTO yesterday and things are…

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Walpurgis

I’ve been meaning to get back to something that happened last week, and today I have some time to address it. THE ATHLETIC! Give The Athletic as…

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The Graduates

We often debate the minor league system and how much it should be producing each fall. I heard many years ago that a good draft produces two actual NHL…

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Is there a trade out there that makes sense?

The next few weeks are going to be interesting for the Oilers, as the “keep your powder dry” summer rolls into its third month. The around…

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Training Camp 2013, Training Camp 2018

We’re just about set (PTO’s still to come, maybe a surprise appearance from Joel Persson) when it comes to the Oilers training camp roster,…

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Moon over Marincin

You can’t get past black and white and there’s no grey here today. Andrej Sekera was coming off a major injury and is well past 30, but he…

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Riesen to Believe 2018 Volume 1

Tracking training camp rosters in some NHL cities is pretty easy. Players are signed, invites extended and in the week between Labor Day and rookie camp…

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The Finnish Horse

As fans and observers of the Edmonton Oilers, we can get ahead of ourselves when it comes to projecting young players into the NHL, or veterans into new…

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The Kids Are Alright

Many years ago, Bill James wrote a chapter about the Minnesota Twins in one of his annual abstracts. Summary: It didn’t look too good when those…

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