May 13th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, Oilers Transactions 0 comments

If the Edmonton Oilers are going to make the Stanley Cup playoffs next season — yes, that’s a big IF — they are going to need to add not one, but two top-four defencemen this offseason. That is a must to move this floundering franchise forward. It is non-negotiable at this point. Looking at Edmonton’s depth chart on the back end,...

May 12th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

When I browse through the Edmonton Oilers Twitter world, I see a lot of fans debating about the fourth overall pick, should they keep it or trade it. If they keep it, who is the best player to draft. If they trade it, what can they get back in return. Then of course there was a mini outrage when Travis Hamonic decided to stay with the Islanders....

May 12th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, Minnesota Wild, NHL Entry Draft, Top Stories 0 comments

Peter Chiarelli is looking for a dancing partner to finally get the Oilers showing tangible signs of improvement. Chuck Fletcher is attempting to prove to fans and ownership that the Wild aren't a team caught in permanent limbo. The fourth overall draft pick at the 2016 draft might be an occasion for both GMs to take steps toward their...

May 9th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects 0 comments

On April 30th, 2016, the NHL Draft Lottery was completed, with the Toronto Maple Leafs securing the first overall selection. Surprisingly, the Winnipeg Jets soared up to second overall from sixth, while the Columbus Blue Jackets also stepped up to third overall from fourth. In following with the new NHL Lottery Draft process, because two...

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