Backlund Propels Flames to 2-1 Victory over Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mikael Backlund scored with 11:03 left, Cam Talbot made 29 saves and the Calgary Flames rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night. Mikael Backlund, Calgary Flames (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Backlund got a pass from Matthew Tkachuk on a 2-on-1 rush after a neutral zone […]

Oilers to Apply “Full-Court Press” for a Scoring Forward

There are fans, media, management, and players in Edmonton suggesting the performance of the team right now is simply not good enough. Describing the perception of the club as a group that is often out-worked and out-chanced, that the Oilers are only two points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference might come […]

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 Goalie Cam Talbot – Bounce Back or Bust

The stakes for Oilers’ goalie Cam Talbot are higher than Edmonton’s Stantec Tower, which will be Canada’s tallest building outside of Toronto when construction of the skyscraper wraps up this fall. And, if he hopes to appease the Oilers’ rabid fanbase and silence his critics, he’ll need to stand almost as tall. Coming off his […]

NHL Rumors: Restricted Free Agents, Karlsson, More

In today’s rumor rundown, we look at the biggest name restricted free agents still unsigned, what Karlsson’s one-year deal in Vegas means and how Cam Talbot expects to work with the Oilers signing a backup who the team thinks will play a lot. Biggest RFA’s to Watch Sportsnet’s Luke Fox recently took a look at the […]

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 […]