July 30th, 2016 In Bakersfield Condors, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers Prospects 0 comments

As you've more than likely already read online the Edmonton Oilers have loaned prospect Bogdan Yakimov to the KHL for the 2016-17 season. This move didn't come without gripes from the organization and a move that all but seals another failed attempt by the Oilers to develop a Russian-born player. Yakimov had an intriguing skill set. It's very...

July 28th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Long Read, Top Stories 0 comments

Could this be the year? The Edmonton Oilers have long been mired in a state of perpetual irrelevance, struggling each and every year for over a decade to regain prominence in the NHL. Looking back, it is truly incredible just how futile Edmonton's play has been. The Oilers, as we know, have not clinched a post-season berth since their last...

July 27th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Edmonton Oilers, Top Stories 0 comments

When the Oilers signed defenceman Andrew Ference to a free agent contract in 2013, they promptly named him as captain, before he ever suited up in a regular season game for the team. They had the right idea in mind. Sign an experienced veteran, and give him the leadership mantle until one of the younger players are ready. No offence to Ference,...

July 27th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, News, NHL Rumors, Top Stories 0 comments

Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been thrown around in trade rumors for several months now, but the former first-overall pick is trying his best to ignore the buzz and focus on hockey. During the club's charity goal tournament this week, Nugent-Hopkins was asked about the rumors. I try not to pay attention too much,”...

July 25th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Edmonton Oilers 0 comments

If both players manage to stay relatively healthy throughout their NHL careers, there is no question that the Edmonton Oilers will end up on the wrong end of the Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson swap. Trading away a 24-year-old proven driver and point producer for a guy who “could” one day turn into a legit top pairing defenceman,  is a deal that...

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...

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