THW Podcast – Ep 8: The Oilers, Sharks, Senators and More w/ THW Guests

On the eighth episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we bring a host of our contributing team, including a former Oilers writer to talk everything big in the NHL this week. Focusing on the Edmonton Oilers changes, the current run the San Jose Sharks are on and the drama out of Ottawa, we hit on […]

Koskinen Signs Contract Extension With Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Mikko Koskinen to a three-year, $13.5 million contract extension, Elliotte Friedman is reporting. The deal will carry a $4.5 million cap hit that will keep the 31-year-old netminder under contract through the 2021-22 season. Hearing EDM re-signing Koskinen to a three-year deal at $4.5M AAV — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) […]

Koskinen Signs Contract Extension With Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Mikko Koskinen to a three-year, $13.5 million contract extension, Elliotte Friedman is reporting. The deal will carry a $4.5 million cap hit that will keep the 31-year-old netminder under contract through the 2021-22 season. Hearing EDM re-signing Koskinen to a three-year deal at $4.5M AAV — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) […]

Grant Fuhr Urges Oilers to Avoid Big Mistake

I was fortunate enough to have a long chat with former Oilers goaltender Grant Fuhr this week. A good guy whose documentary “Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story” had just been released in Canada on the Sportsnet Network, if you haven’t seen the film, you should record it or watch it. It’s definitely worth your […]

Oilers Need Big Bounce Back Seasons From This Duo

It’s no coincidence that the Edmonton Oilers’ disappointing 2017-18 season was chock-full of down years for several members of the team’s core group of players. From the starting goaltender to multiple top-four defensemen to a $6-million winger, the struggles ran rampant right through the Edmonton lineup. Now, without much cap space available to bring in new […]

Oilers Goaltending Depth Chart for 2018-19

The recent rumors around the Edmonton Oilers potentially signing Mikko Koskinen brings forward some interesting questions about the goaltending depth chart heading into 2018-19. Edmonton currently has six goalies in the system signed to pro contracts for next season. If they sign Koskinen, and last year’s third-round pick (Stuart Skinner), it’ll be a packed depth […]