Oilers Chase The Eighth: October 2016

2006 and still counting: On the second Saturday of every month I put another entry in the log chronicling the Edmonton Oilers' hopes of a return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs...   The Edmonton Oilers traded Taylor Hall and Nail Yakupov, among a few other moves.  GM Chiraelli's shown in the past he doesn't mess … Continue reading Oilers Chase The Eighth: October 2016

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Lucic Defends McDavid

As you all know, I'm not a huge fan of forced fights after clean hits. I understand the negative response to Milan Lucic going after Calgary Flames defenceman Deryk Engelland after his contact with Edmonton Oilers franchise Connor McDavid. But this wasn't a clean hit. In fast motion it looks like thousands of other plays, … Continue reading Lucic Defends McDavid

Yakupov Is Traded 3 Years Too Late

The St. Louis Blues have taken on  Nail Yakupov in a trade that's brought mixed reviews amongst Oilers fans. This fan for one is actually pretty happy. Say what you want about Yakupov's  possible unfair treatment and lack of opportunity. I defended Jonathan Drouin when he walked out on Tampa because I felt he got … Continue reading Yakupov Is Traded 3 Years Too Late

McDavid Named Captain; Officially Recognized As The Last Hope

Connor McDavid is the youngest captain in NHL history. He's the future of the Oilers and by all indications the future of the League itself. He's shown enough to convince everyone of this and he's yet to play a full season. Being upgraded to captain was an inevitability. The decision is hailed as a no-brainer, … Continue reading McDavid Named Captain; Officially Recognized As The Last Hope

Milan Lucic Signs With Oilers

Milan Lucic may get the 6 million dollars into his bank account for the next 7 years, but it's an investment to be spread throughout the lineup. Consider it as Lucic for 4.5 million, a $250,000 incentive to 4 others to get their act together, and $500,000 to buy some credibility for other potential targets. … Continue reading Milan Lucic Signs With Oilers

Hall Goal Called Back: What Constitutes Possession?

Taylor Hall had a goal taken away last night that raised a question about what constitutes having possession in hockey. With a penalty upcoming against the Minnesota Wild, the Wild players were trying to touch the puck and force the whistle. The Oilers kept them at bay and worked the puck to the net, and Taylor Hall … Continue reading Hall Goal Called Back: What Constitutes Possession?

Taylor Hall Is Finally Low Risk, High Reward

Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers has really grown into a top tier NHL player this season and his potential from the draft days of Taylor vs. Tyler back in 2010 is finally being reached. It's not unfair to say he already proved he was an above average player before this year. In just his … Continue reading Taylor Hall Is Finally Low Risk, High Reward

Edmonton Oilers Chase The 8th

When we last checked in on the Oilers they were in 14th place, but even at 5 games under .500 they were only 6 points out of the playoffs. Since then there's been a few emotional turning points for the team. This includes a couple more gut wrenchingly close losses and a couple more "why … Continue reading Edmonton Oilers Chase The 8th

Why Don Cherry is wrong: Connor McDavid’s injury was an unfortunate accident

On Saturday night Don Cherry accused Philadelphia Flyers players Brandon Manning and Michael Del Zotto of intentionally injuring Edmonton Oilers rookie sensation Connor McDavid. As both a lifetime Edmonton Oilers fan and Philadelphia Flyers "disliker" I have every reason to get behind this. Don Cherry chose to cite his status as a "hockey guy" to … Continue reading Why Don Cherry is wrong: Connor McDavid’s injury was an unfortunate accident