NHL Rumors: Simmonds, Hayes, Oilers, Blue Jackets, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, could the Columbus Blue Jackets actually try to land all three former Ottawa Senators stars? What is happening with Wayne Simmonds in Philadelphia? Were the Edmonton Oilers trying to offload a bloated salary with a young prospect and who is “Plan B” if teams strike out on Stone? Could Blue […]

Gagner’s Most Memorable Oilers Moments

Edmonton Oilers fans have always held a special place in their hearts for Sam Gagner. Although he never became an elite offensive talent, he was a quality top-six forward for the Oilers and never gave up on the team during seven consecutive non-playoff seasons. Gagner, who was acquired by the Oilers in a trade with […]

NHL Rumors: Hall, Duchene, Capitals, Devils, More

In today’s rumor rundown there is news on the Washington Capitals who are making surprising waiver wire plays, some whispers about a potential Taylor Hall reunion with the Edmonton Oilers and Marcus Johansson being available out of New Jersey. Lots Going on In Washington It was first reported in the morning the Washington Capitals were […]

NHL Rumor Update: Duchene, Silfverberg, Puljujarvi, More

In today’s second edition of the rumor rundown, there was a big update from the TSN panel of Insider Trading, including news on Matt Duchene being pulled from the Senators lineup, Jakob Silfverberg almost ready to sign with the Ducks and Jesse Puljujarvi being sent back down to the AHL. Duchene Will Not Be in […]

Oilers’ Plan One Week From NHL Trade Deadline

The Edmonton Oilers play the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday and the best that can come out of this game is that a victory somehow triggers the team forward on a six or seven-game winning streak. Anything less will mean missing the playoffs for another season. Unfortunately, sitting around and watching the playoffs is a reality […]

Oilers Waive Brandon Manning, Can’t Produce Magic Twice

The Edmonton Oilers have taken another step to try and correct a mistake made by Peter Chiarelli while he was general manager of the team. On Monday, the Oilers placed lightning-rod for criticism and rarely-used defenseman Brandon Manning on waivers. The #Oilers have placed defenceman Brandon Manning on waivers for the purpose of assignment to […]

THW Podcast – Ep 10: Matthews News & One-on-One w/ Guest Lowetide

On the tenth episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we’ll visit again with Brandon Share-Cohen to cover the news around the NHL including the big signing by the Toronto Maple Leafs who locked in their star center for another five seasons in Auston Matthews. Then, we make a call to our neighbour in Edmonton and chat […]

Oilers Must Improve Player Development

When Edmonton Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson announced the firing of GM Peter Chiarelli on Jan. 23, he also discussed the organization’s need to improve the development of its prospects. For all his faults, Chiarelli did build a stronger stable of prospects than the franchise had in years. However, the Oilers continue to make the mistakes […]

NHL News & Notes: Matthews, Edler & More

In today’s News & Notes, Auston Matthews has signed a new contract, Alex Edler was taken off the ice in a stretcher and Oscar Klefbom has been activated off of the injured reserve. Related: NHL News & Notes: Copley, Rask & More Matthews Signs Contract Extension Matthews has signed a five-year contract extension with the […]