July 22nd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Hockey History 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers aren't good at drafting, shocking. One of the most commonly known things out there in hockey is how purely awful the Oilers are at the draft. It's a key reason why this franchise has been mediocre at its best and putrid at it's worst since winning the Stanley Cup in 1990. This franchise hasn't had any ounce of success in...

July 20th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, Editor's Choice, Edmonton Oilers, Top Stories 0 comments

It was December 2003, and the Edmonton Oilers and then GM Kevin Lowe were in the midst of a contract dispute with a rising young forward. An extension was looking unlikely and with the deadline for re-signing RFA's soon approaching the Oilers had to make a deal or have the player sit out a year. Lowe searched for a deal, found one but then made a...

July 20th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, Oilers Management, Top Stories 0 comments

Let’s be clear — that headline is a question, not a statement. More of a devil’s advocate piece. It’s summer — everybody is evaluating and, well, overthinking things. As of today, the Edmonton Oilers believe they have upgraded their defence and will be icing a competent blue line if the current group reports to training camp. That...

July 18th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, News, Top Stories 0 comments

At the end of his legendary 20-year National Hockey League career, Wayne Gretzky held or shared 61 NHL records. On Aug. 4, however, The Great One will officially set a record off the ice. Gretzky's 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee rookie card is being auctioned off by Goldin Auctions and bidding is up to $280,000 for this piece of hockey history. The...

July 10th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

Connor McDavid has been in the national spotlight from an early age, much like Sidney Crosby's name was bandied about long before he became the saviour of the Pittsburgh Penguins after being tabbed with the first overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Ten years later, the next "generational" talent took the stage as Connor McDavid pulled on...

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