Category: Edmonton Oilers

  • 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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  • Rebels Get The Best Of The Oil Kings On Banner Night

    Rebels Get The Best Of The Oil Kings On Banner Night

    Friday night’s season opener for the Edmonton Oil Kings was a night to celebrate last year’s WHL title but the Red Deer Rebels executed plans to spoil the celebration at the end of the night. An Oil Kings squad with a mix of a few names from last year’s title squad and quite a few […]

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  • After Ryan Smyth and Lee Fogolin, who next should enter the Oilers Hall Of Fame in 2023?

    After Ryan Smyth and Lee Fogolin, who next should enter the Oilers Hall Of Fame in 2023?

    Earlier this year, the Edmonton Oilers formally announced the creation of their own Hall of Fame, something that had been in the works for awhile. The hall was created to honour those who impacted the franchise with those inducted not limited to just players or coaches. Every year, a maximum of three names will be […]

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  • Point projections for Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl: a step beyond?

    Point projections for Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl: a step beyond?

    The championship premise of the Oilers is fairly straightforward. With two MVPs both in the lineup and in the prime of their careers, this is a rare window that the Oilers find themselves in. Many franchises haven’t had two MVPs in their history, let alone simultaneously. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl bring both the power […]

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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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  • The Curious Case of Jake Virtanen

    The Curious Case of Jake Virtanen

    The NHL has an image problem. This is not news, but it’s definitely something that we can’t really ignore anymore. In the last year, details of a number of instances of domestic violence or sexual abuse involving junior-aged and NHL players have been made public. Obviously there have been more incidents than have been reported (both […]

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  • Assessing whether the Oilers should listen to trade offers for Jesse Puljujarvi

    Assessing whether the Oilers should listen to trade offers for Jesse Puljujarvi

    The Oilers and Jesse Puljujarvi avoided their scheduled arbitration hearing earlier this summer by agreeing to a one year contract, at $3 million per year. It is hardly a definitive answer to the will-they-or-won’t-they dance that the two sides have been engaged in since the Oilers drafted the big Finn, nor did it quell the […]

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  • The inexcusability of McDavid’s passive comments addressing Hockey Canada

    The inexcusability of McDavid’s passive comments addressing Hockey Canada

    Connor McDavid is in a league of his own. Even those watching their first hockey game are able to notice that there is something different about McDavid. Each and every summer upon viewing a McDavid highlight for the first time in months (or, more realistically weeks/days), I double check to see if the video is […]

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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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