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...

July 5th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Uncategorized 0 comments

With the draft and free agent frenzy in the rear-view mirror, we're officially into the dog days of summer. But that doesn't mean wheels aren't turning the world of hockey. The Edmonton Oilers in particular always seem to be a focal point, probably because everyone is waiting to see if they actually do something with all their hoarded talent. Will...

July 4th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

Three years ago today, while Peter Chiarelli was the GM of the Boston Bruins, he traded young stud Tyler Seguin for what essentially turned out to be a bag of pucks. The former 2nd overall pick had his growing pains while in Boston, and some dust-ups that miffed management enough to facilitate a trade. And a very uneven one at that. It's safe to...

July 4th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

The 2016 NHL Draft concluded seemingly as quickly as it arrived, with 211 players being drafted by various NHL franchises over the two-day event. This year's Draft was an incredibly interesting, if not entertaining one, with a large number of surprises and trades involved as respective teams attempted to make substantial upgrades to their...

July 4th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

You could argue that the Edmonton Oilers were involved in two of the bigger transactions over the past week, the Tyalor Hall trade, and the free agent signing of Milan Lucic. The moves showed the aggressiveness of General Manager Peter Chiarelli, while still not completely addressing the teams needs. The acquisition of defenceman Adam Larsson...

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