Playoffs or Bust Can’t Be Oilers Mentality

The Edmonton Oilers find themselves in a curious predicament. The limitations of their roster are obvious to any hockey observer and yet the opportunity to grab a playoff spot in a rather pedestrian Western Conference is quite real. Though a return to the post-season remains priority one for the here and now, the long-term viability […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trading Patrick Maroon: 3 Potential Suitors

With every passing day that the Oilers don’t announce an extension for Patrick Maroon, it would appear his days are numbered in Edmonton. That may be stating the obvious, with the Feb. 26 trade deadline looming less than two weeks away, but Edmonton general manager Peter Chiarelli is reportedly negotiating a new contract with the […]

Patrick Maroon & the NHL Trade Deadline

With the NHL Trade Deadline quickly approaching, there seems to be plenty of rumors surrounding Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon. It’s no secret the 29-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent (UFA) this summer and is the most valuable of Edmonton’s pending free agents. Last week I ran a poll asking fans if they thought […]