Edmonton - Mar. 11, 2014: After spending a good chunk of the last eleven years in the city of Edmonton as a member of the Oilers, Ales Hemsky was shipped to the Ottawa Senators for a couple of draft picks during last week’s NHL Trade Deadline. While the move did signal the end of an era in the Alberta capital, it sure didn’t take long for Mr. Hemsky to once again become the centre of attention in his old stomping grounds. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 9, 2014: While Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish is hoping he can acquire a couple of bigger bodied forwards to employ on his top two lines prior to the start of the 2014-15 campaign,those players don’t exactly grow on trees. With that being the case, next year would appear to be the time to actually give Taylor Hall a fair shot at playing centre. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 7, 2014: While the Edmonton Oilers pulled off a come from behind 3-2 OT victory over the New York Islanders at Rexall Place on Thursday night, Dallas Eakins' squad came out with what was arguably one of their most disappointing performances of the season. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 6, 2014: While it was disappointing to see Ales Hemsky leave town during yesterday's NHL Trade Deadline, the fact the Ottawa Senators gave up just a third and a fifth round pick to acquire him tells us there really wasn’t much of a market for him. With that being the case, this notion that the Edmonton Oilers organization somehow “devalued” the player is a bit of a head scratcher. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 6, 2014: Yesterday, as predicted by many, the Winnipeg Jets made no moves at the trade deadline. For once I will not criticize GM Kevin Cheveldayoff for his lack of activity because it was the correct course of action. What they did accomplish yesterday was better than any trade they could have made, they signed pending unrestricted free agent Mark Stuart to a very reasonable deal. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 5, 2014: It certainly wasn't the return most were hoping for but at the end of the day, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish found a taker for veteran Ales Hesmky during Wednesday's NHL Trade Deadline. In what could ultimately turnout to be the steal of the deadline, at least as far as pure rentals go, the Ottawa Senators acquired the talented Czech winger for a third round pick in 2015 and a fifth round selection in 2014.
Winnipeg - Mar. 4, 2014: So we didn't see this coming; the Winnipeg Jets go into the NHL trade competing for a playoff position. Winnipeg has gone on a historic run under new coach Paul Maurice and as a result, are close to the dance. Which brings us to the new problem, what to do with all those unrestricted free agents who can walk and do they have the depth to add anything this Wednesday?
Edmonton - Mar. 3, 2014: With the NHL Trade Deadline just around the corner defenceman Nick Schultz appears as though his time in Orange and Blue is about to come to an end. With unrestricted free agency staring him in the face and the Edmonton Oilers having zero interest in bringing the thirty-one year old veteran back in 2014-15, the chances of him not being moved by Wednesday afternoon's deadline id slim and none.
Edmonton - Mar. 2, 2014: After dropping a 2-1 OT decision to the Calgary Flames in what was yet another disappointing showing on home ice, the time has come for everyone within the Edmonton Oilers organization to take a long hard look in the mirror and decide if they truly want to be a part of trying to fix the mess this once storied franchise has become.
Edmonton - Mar. 1, 2014: Over the last few months, Perron has been the one guy who never seems to make excuses following an Oilers game…regardless of the result. While the likes of Jordan Eberle, Sam Gagner and Taylor Hall have had their moments when it comes to holding the team accountable within the media, they tend to generally refer back to those aforementioned bad breaks.