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2014 NHL Entry Draft Floor [photo: Amy Irvin]

Is Tanking Dead? The Story of the NHL Draft Lottery

Whether it’s the right thing to do, or if you think it’s despicable, or (my favourite) it ruins the integrity of the game, tanking as an artform may be all […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, NHL Entry Draft
(Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

Keeping Derek Roy Not The Worst Thing The Oilers Could Do

With another season winding down in Edmonton and another wait for the NHL Entry Draft the Oilers find themselves headed back to the drawing board to prep for the 2015-16 […]

Griffin Reinhart could be a candidate to fill out the Islanders' defense. (Shoot the Breeze Photography)

Should the Islanders Trade Griffin Reinhart?

Earlier this week, the Islanders made headlines as they signed defenseman Nick Leddy to a 7 year extension.  My THW colleague Pete Judge did an excellent piece on why that […]

Jeff Petry has been tacking on the points before the trade deadline. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)

What Can the Oilers Get for Jeff Petry?

The trade deadline isn’t officially until March 2nd, but teams are wasting no time making deals. In fact, this is shaping up to one of the busiest trade seasons we’ve […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
BU’s Matt O’Connor Drawing NHL Interest

BU’s Matt O’Connor Drawing NHL Interest

Matt O’Connor’s world has certainly changed. The Boston University goaltender went from being a relative unknown, and within weeks has had no less than 14 NHL teams that have come […]

by · February 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, NHL Goaltending
Klefbom (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Klef-BOMB: Edmonton’s Exploding Star

The Edmonton Oilers have had little success to celebrate since last reaching the playoffs and the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006. Failed season after failed season have come and passed […]

by · February 25, 2015 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers, Player Profiles
Ken Hitchcock answered questions from Blues fans on Tuesday (TSN Photography)

Unlikely Todd Nelson Returns As Oilers Coach In 2015-16

View image | gettyimages.com After suffering through what was the Dallas Eakins Era for just under a season and a half, it appears as though the vast majority of Edmonton […]

A Scout’s Life With Duane Sutter

A Scout’s Life With Duane Sutter

You may not notice them, but the next time you go watch your favorite NHL or AHL team play, locate the press box and look for a group of guys […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, News/Commentary
Despite having Darnell Nurse as a defensive prospect in their pipeline, the Oilers still have problems with their NHL defensive front. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Draisaitl, Nurse Breaking the Oilers Mould

Conventional wisdom has suggested that if a team is bad enough, long enough then eventually they will reap the rewards of multiple high draft picks, and hence the term rebuild. […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 5 comments · Edmonton Oilers, Prospects
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Oilers Talk: Was it Dallas Eakins’ Fault?

The Edmonton Oilers improved play as of late has sparked an interesting question: did they wait too long to change the coach? Believe it or not, many are wondering if […]

by · February 20, 2015 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers
Ben Scrivens (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

Oilers Goaltending In Need Of Help, But From Where?

The Edmonton Oilers have a myriad of issues with their current roster and an abundance of holes to fix. Their most pressing need is in their most important position – […]

(Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

Edmonton’s Anton Lander Finally Hitting His Stride

Drafted in the 2nd round, 40th overall in 2009, Anton Lander was expected to be another can’t miss prospect that would join the Oilers core of young stars sooner rather than later. He […]

by · February 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers