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Going From Camp Seguin To Camp Hall: An Oiler Fan’s Journey

June 29th, 2010
Now this is going to come as a shock to you, but right up until the 2010 NHL Entry Draft began, I was still sitting in the Tyler Seguin camp. In regard to Taylor Hall, I was thinking, "He might be the better player now, but Seguin might be the better ...

NHL Prospect Battle: Tyler Seguin vs. Taylor Hall

May 20th, 2010
There's a lot of questions that need to be answered about which player the Edmonton Oilers will choose 1st overall at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Split into categories of the offensive, defensive and intangibles, I try to help explain their differences.Begin Slideshow

Patience Key to The Edmonton Oilers’ Deadline Deals

March 13th, 2010
Patience. That was the key word in the Oilers' long term plans going into the trade deadline. Now that it has been a little while since the trades were completed, it may be appropriate to gauge how successful this year's deadline was. The Oilers' season has long been over, and Edmontonians have ...

The Writing Was on the Wall: Goodbye To Steady Steve and Slick Lubo

March 3rd, 2010
Lubomir Visnovsky was my favorite Oiler. The trade for Ryan Whitney was an overpayment in my opinion, considering there's only $1.6 million in savings and the throw-in pick was a sixth. The trade with Steve Staios to a division rival was also a mysterious decision.But what do you propose Tambellini do ...

Edmonton Oilers Trade Deadline Wishlist

February 25th, 2010
In the photo above, some of Ethan Moreau's fine handiwork is on display. Moreau upends Mike Weaver behind the Blues net. The Oilers' captain Moreau is one of many players rumoured to be on the way out of Edmonton. It appears that even the players have no idea what is going ...

Nikolai Khabibulin Hammered for DUI

February 20th, 2010
They say that no news is good news. When it comes to the Oilers this season, the trend seems to be twice as true. For a season that has amounted to great disappointment and many man games lost, the Oilers managed to find another way to make negative headlines. Nikolai Khabibulin, the ...

Olympic Hopeful Dustin Penner No Longer Riding Shotgun to Ducks Trio

December 12th, 2009
News has filtered down from Steve Yzerman and the secretive Team Canada roster selection process that Dustin Penner and Corey Perry have been added to the list of Olympic hopefuls. It's about time. Penner, was once considered by many to be a complimentary player to Perry and Ryan Getzlaf on their path ...

What Is the Tipping Point for the Edmonton Falcons… Er… Oilers?

November 26th, 2009
News came in today that the Los Angeles Kings, hit with a mere 39 man games lost to injury this season, called up Brayden Schenn on an emergency basis after Andrei Loktionov injured his shoulder in the Wednesday match against the Oilers. Now I understand it's a matter of perspective, but ...

Oilers-Coyotes: Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers Hits Reset, Edmonton Responds

November 24th, 2009
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Ulan) After a disappointing and demoralizing loss against the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday, it would be easy for the Edmonton Oilers to feel bad for themselves, falling under .500 at 10-11-3 overall. Pat Quinn and Tom Renney had the team's leaders meet and have a honest, no-holds-barred chat ...

Edmonton Oilers: An Ocean or a Stone’s Throw Away From Delivering?

November 22nd, 2009
When GM Steve Tambellini and Kevin Lowe were forced to let Craig MacTavish go due to a few seasons of little success, many in the organization looked like they were ready to ask the tough questions. Where had the organization gone wrong? Ales Hemsky is on a point-per-game pace and Dustin Penner ...