Oct 162013
 

muffins

The Edmonton Oilers are now half way thru their 6 game road trip and have a whopping 1 point to show for it.  Ouch!   From what I`ve seen the Oilers have been in every game and awful goaltending is deflating the team at critical times, letting in muffins at the worst time, causing loss after loss after loss.  Continue reading »

Aug 182013
 

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is the hot topic of discussion of late after seeing Gabriel Landeskog sign for a contract extension for $5.57 annually. Some fans think Nuge is worth more and some think the Edmonton Oilers would be crazy to give him anywhere near that. Continue reading »

Aug 152013
 

Mactavish

Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish has been a busy man this off-season on and off the ice. Below is a quick look into what MacT has been able to accomplish so far this summer: Continue reading »

Jul 232013
 

Anton Lander

 

The current 4th line guy, Anton Lander- With yesterday’s signing of Sam Gagner, the Oilers currently have three proven NHL centres under contract, along with RNH and Gordon, for the 2013-14 NHL season. It has been largely speculated that Anton Lander would be the guy to slot in the middle on the fourth line. The question for fans is whether or not Lander looks like a fourth line centre on a playoff team. Even though he has 67 NHL games to his credit over two seasons, no one could make the argument that he is a proven NHL player. Is he the right guy or should the Oilers make a move for a more proven commodity? Continue reading »

Jul 192013
 

trade

Once again, is Mactavish adding to make a deal? With today’s news that the Edmonton Oilers have once again acquired Denis Grebeshkov, fans are left to wonder why? Prior to today’s announcement, the Oilers already had eight NHL calibre defensemen under contract and by anyone’s count, you can only play six in any given game. If nothing changes, the Oilers will start camp with 9 NHL defensemen and a very decent pipeline of prospect blueliners knocking on the door from OKC. What makes this move even more strange is that the Oilers currently only have 2 proven NHL centremen (RNH & Gordon) under contract (until Gagner is signed or dealt) and will possibly start the season with an unproven (an so far underwhelming) Anton Lander as their fourth line centre. In addition, other than Joensu (sort of), the Oilers haven’t addressed their need for size and grit amongst their forward ranks. When there are so many holes upfront, why the continued focus on adding rearguards? One could easily speculate that it is because defence is a position of extreme importance and depth in this area is a good thing; however, couldn’t the same be said of centre ice?

There may be more to the Grebeshkov signing than is initially obvious.

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