Edmonton - Mar. 27, 2015: While Edmonton Oilers defenceman Martin Marincin was lucky enough to score the first goal of his NHL career on Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche, there is no guarantee the towering Slovak will be in Orange and Blue come next season. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 24, 2015: While losing a game on your home-ice by three goals might suggest a team was badly outplayed, the Edmonton Oilers actually managed to hold their own against the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night over at Rexall Place. Unfortunately for the Oilers, it was the play of their starting goaltender and special teams that ultimately turned this one into an easy win for the visiting Jets. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 22, 2015: While Ray Emery may have played a starring role in the Edmonton Oilers being able to pull out what was a thrilling 5-4 OT victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night in Taylor Hall's return to the lineup, it is the play of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins that continues to allow Todd Nelson the ability to have a group that will at least be able to compete on a nightly basis against teams that are, more often than not, superior to the Oilers. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 19, 2015: While the Edmonton Oilers were by far and away the superior team over at Rexall Place on Wednesday night, it ultimately meant little when it came to the actual outcome. On the strength of a 44 save performance from journeyman netminder Curtis McElhinney, the Columbus Blue Jackets managed to waltz out of town with a 4-3 shootout victory they had no business getting. FULL STORY
Toronto - Mar. 17, 2015: The Leafs fell 4-1 to the Oilers in a game that saw Bernier chased from the net early, a hit to the head by Nazem Kadri which will result in a suspension and a storyline that Leaf fans are getting sick of at this point. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 17, 2015: While it is rather difficult for most hockey fans to not take some enjoyment from watching their favourite team lay the boots to the Toronto Maple Leafs, last night's 4-1 win proved to be a rather costly one for the Edmonton Oilers. When you couple last night's victory with the Arizona Coyotes loss to the Los Angeles Kings, the two teams now find themselves deadlocked at fifty points apiece with only twelve games remaining on their respective schedules. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 10, 2015: Coming off what was a rather embarrassing 7-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon, a game in which Todd’ Nelson’s crew managed to squander a three goal lead in matter of minutes, the Edmonton Oilers were handed what was arguably the biggest slap in the face of all on Monday evening. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 7, 2015: With the Edmonton Oilers recent struggles being what they have been, a game against the Chicago Blackhawks has more often than not resulted in one sided trashing over the last couple of seasons. That was not the case last night, as the Oilers dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 decision in a shootout. It may not have been the result they wanted but man was it fun to watch. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 4, 2015: While last night’s 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings was a fairly predictable outcome, it was yet another example of just how far away the Edmonton Oilers are from being anything other than a speed bump for the top teams in the Western Conference. So please spare me the lack of effort idiocy and accept this for what it is. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 3, 2015: With the potential to be equipped with a new face of the franchise, a new capable head coach, a new management team, and a new home, comes the prospect of a new and rejuvenated fanbase. Opportunity is knocking for the Oilers in a way that teams rarely receive, and with the state of the franchise where it is today, Daryl Katz can’t afford to answer the door. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 2, 2015: While it was bound to happen, it certainly did not make the trading of Jeff Petry any easier to stomach. To make matters worse, the return the Edmonton Oilers were able to pry out of the Montreal Canadiens for the pending unrestricted free agent was something which will not help this organization in any way shape or form over the next few years. FULL STORY
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Edmonton - Mar. 2, 2015: The Montreal Canadiens acquired defenseman Jeff Petry from the Edmonton Oilers on Monday for a second- and a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Petry, 27, has four goals and 15 points in 59 games this season.
A second-round pick (No. 45) by the Oilers in the 2006 NHL Draft, he has 17 goals and 74 points in 295 NHL games. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 1, 2015: It may have been closer than some were expecting but last night's 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues was essentially the perfect outcome for the Edmonton Oilers. Keep from getting embarrassed but continue to hold your spot in the Draft Lottery. It may not be overly sexy but it is exactly what this team needs to do over the final six weeks of the 2014-15 season. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Feb. 26, 2015: In the first edition of the Frozen In Oil Hot Takes Podcast, I sit down with Matt Henderson and we talk draft, college free agents and Matt's disdain for NHL draft prospect Lawson Crouse... FULL STORY