Is It True? Has Milan Lucic “Checked Out” in Edmonton?

Anyone who has watched Milan Lucic play for the Edmonton Oilers this and last season has watched a player who seems disinterested, ineffective and snake-bitten. It’s a situation that has to be frustrating for the player, the organization and definitely the fans who know the team has committed millions of dollars to an asset who […]

Edmonton Oilers and the 50 Shades of Extreme

If you’re an Edmonton Oilers fan, you probably feel and know well the swings that come with being an Edmonton Oilers fan. Either the “sky is falling” or the “team is on its way to finally contend for the Stanley Cup” but, not often, is there an in-between. These days, that feeling is even more […]

Oilers Trade Caggiula and Garrison to Chicago For Manning and Norell

Earlier on Sunday, the Edmonton Oilers traded Chris Wideman and a conditional third-round draft pick to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Alex Petrovic. Most of the fanbase in Edmonton seemed content with the move, despite knowing it wasn’t a trade likely to move the needle much in Edmonton. The second trade the Oilers made on […]

NHL Rumors: Quick, Marner, Oilers, Devils, More

In today’s NHL rumors (the Christmas Eve Edition), there are updates on the Flyers search for a goaltender, which apparently includes Jonathan Quick. Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs are chatting with Mitch Marner’s agent and the Oilers realize they have depth issues that might be addressing. Will Ray Shero deviate from his plan to help the […]

Former Ref Suggests McDavid Needs to “Chat” With NHL Officials

As part of Episode 3 of The Hockey Writers Podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with former NHL official Kerry Fraser. Among the topics that came up in that exclusive one-on-one interview — which included inconsistency with the play-calling, the inexperience of NHL officials these days and a couple great stories from Fraser’s time […]

Chiarelli’s Opportunity is Before the Roster Freeze

The NHL trade freeze kicks in on December 19, 2018. While the Edmonton Oilers are rolling under new head coach Ken Hitchcock — 9-3-2 after the loss to Vancouver on Sunday — and the feeling around the team is not one that requires immediate change, there is a mild and underlying sense of urgency. Sunday’s loss […]

Bruins General Manager Takes in Oilers/Flames Affair

The most recent Battle of Alberta was a throwback affair between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames. There were hits, saves, fights, and a goal; but those highlights weren’t the only things that caught my attention. Oilers colorman Bob Stauffer sent a tweet out that perked my ears immediately. Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney in […]