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...

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...

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