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Sophomore Oilers: Realistic Expectations

Sophomore Oilers: Realistic Expectations

July 21st, 2017 There are a handful of players on the Edmonton Oilers who will be returning for their second season with the team. For these players, their first year was one that ended in disappointing fashion but at the same time was a year that has to be viewed as extremely promising. They joined a successful...
Oilers History: The Lee Fogolin Years

Oilers History: The Lee Fogolin Years

July 18th, 2017 As we all saw during this summer’s NHL Expansion Draft, there is no guarantee a club will net a player or players who are likely to make a meaningful impact on the franchise. Though we will have to wait and see how things play out for the Vegas Golden Knights, history tells us the Edmonton...

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Oilers: Jokinen Signing Signals New Direction

It was the sort of signing many Edmonton Oilers fans were hoping Peter Chiarelli would pull off during the summer but were not sold on the idea it would actually come to fruition. By inking veteran Jussi Jokinen to a one-year deal worth $1.1 million late last week, the club decided to finally dip... July 10th, 2017

Oilers Goaltending: From Wasteland to Flourishing Pipeline

If you go back through the years of the Edmonton Oilers' goaltending pipeline, everyone should come to the same conclusion—it's been a wasteland since the Oilers joined the NHL in 1979. There have been some stellar goaltenders in Edmonton's history like Grant Fuhr, Andy Moog, Bill Ranford, Curtis... July 10th, 2017

Oilers Signing Jokinen a Smart Bet

Even though the Edmonton Oilers were destined to get rid of Benoit Pouliot, doing so created a hole on the left side of the lineup. Pouliot's buyout happened at a time it didn't really need to and while few people were really sad to see him go, many started to wonder what the plan was. That plan... July 8th, 2017

Oilers, Draisaitl in Odd Spot

With the Edmonton Oilers officially announcing the signing of Connor McDavid to an eight-year extension yesterday afternoon, the sole focus of Oil Country has now shifted to the immediate future of one Leon Draisaitl. At 21-years of age and coming off a season in which he became a top ten scorer... July 6th, 2017

McDavid, Oilers Played His New Deal Perfectly

By now (even though it's been less than 24 hours), the eight-year contract extension given to Connor McDavid is old news. McDavid is going to be $100 million richer and the Oilers will have their captain locked up and playing with the team for the next nine seasons. It's a relief for the franchise,... July 6th, 2017

Could Yamamoto Be Oilers' Version of Tyler Johnson?

With the Edmonton Oilers concluding development camp this week, one of the more interesting media availabilities was with Kailer Yamamoto. The Oilers' 2017 first round pick might stand at just 5'8" and 153 pounds, but he exudes confidence. That confidence is a major reason he led the WHL's Spokane... July 6th, 2017