Author: Layne Whatmore

  • Oilers Sunday Census: Which past Oilers jersey was best?

    It looks like the Edmonton Oilers will be returning to the iconic blue and orange jerseys that were brought in for the 1979–80 season. These jerseys were used off and on over the years and are personally a favourite of mine. There are also rumblings of a new alternate jersey that is based off the […]

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  • Predicting what the Edmonton Oilers lineup could be for opening night

    Predicting what the Edmonton Oilers lineup could be for opening night

    With the Edmonton Oilers training camp right around the corner, it’s time to start looking at the possible opening night roster options for the team. The Oiler’s current cap situation is in dire straits, almost $7 million over before the LTIR reductions of Mike Smith and Oscar Klefbom. This leaves the team with little flexibility, […]

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  • Oilers Sunday Census: Which former first-round draft pick should Edmonton bring back?

    Oilers Sunday Census: Which former first-round draft pick should Edmonton bring back?

    The Edmonton Oilers have had a long and hard road after the 2006 Cup run, not making the playoffs and being stuck in what we called “the decade of darkness.” During this period, the Oilers made four notable first-round picks who are no longer on the team. We wanted to know who out of these […]

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  • Will 2022–23 be Philip Broberg’s breakout season?

    Will 2022–23 be Philip Broberg’s breakout season?

    The 2019 NHL Draft marked newly hired Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland‘s first draft with the team in which he selected at eighth overall: first-round draft pick Philip Broberg. This pick was undoubtedly criticized, primarily because he passed up the opportunity to choose players Trevor Zegras and Cole Caufield. Now, three years later, Holland […]

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  • Evaluating how the Edmonton Oilers can sign Ryan McLeod

    Evaluating how the Edmonton Oilers can sign Ryan McLeod

    With Ryan McLeod participating with the rest of the Edmonton Oilers in the informal skates, it’s got most Oilers fans pretty confident that, one way or another, general manager Ken Holland will find a way to get a deal done. So what’s the holdup? The answer to that question is the salary cap and the […]

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  • Evaluating whether the Edmonton Oilers should sign Evan Bouchard to a long-term extension

    Evaluating whether the Edmonton Oilers should sign Evan Bouchard to a long-term extension

    Although Evan Bouchard still has one more year on his entry-level contract (ELC), it would be smart of Ken Holland to consider locking up his emerging offensive defencemen to a long-term deal sooner rather than later. Bouchard’s 2021-22 season Bouchard’s 2021-22 season saw him as a regular player in the Edmonton Oilers lineup for the […]

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