Stoney Point - Jul. 22, 2014: In this week's installment of 30 Second Timeout we asked the following question: It has been said that NHL coaches are hired to be fired. Which current NHL coach will be the first to be fired? Randy Carlyle, Dallas Eakins, Paul MacLean, Todd McLellan or who else? FULL STORY
Edmonton - Jul. 21, 2014: The 2014-15 campaign will mark the first season in the pro game for Edmonton Oilers prospect Mitch Moroz. While the former Edmonton Oil Kings forward will find himself in the AHL to start his career, fans of the Oilers should not expect to see the twenty year old become a regular fixture in the National Hockey League for some time. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Jul. 18, 2014: There has been a great deal of speculation in the media recently about Wayne Gretzky being part of a group that would bring NHL hockey to Seattle. Those rumours follow closely on ones that suggest that Quebec City is close to bringing back the Nordiques. Based on these two possible NHL destinations, I would like to make the following NHL expansion and realignment proposal for the 2015-16 season. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Jul. 15, 2014: When the Edmonton Oilers decided to use the first pick of the second round on Tyler Pitlick back in 2010, they were hoping they were bringing in an important piece of their future. Unfortunately, it hasn't worked out that way but Pitlick will be given every opportunity to crack this roster in October and he would be wise to make the most of the opportunity...if he has any real intention of remaining with this organization. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Jul. 9, 2014: While Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish made a point of going out and adding a pair of veteran wingers in Benoit Pouliot and Teddy Purcell to his roster for the coming 2014-15 season, one can't help but wonder how their arrival in town will affect how head coach Dallas Eakins ultimately decides to deploy Nail Yakupov. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Jul. 8, 2014: The Edmonton Oilers announced the signing of defenceman Jeff Petry to one year / $3.075 million deal on Monday morning and the move clearly signifies a watershed moment between the organization and player. From an organizational standpoint, Craig MacTavish would be wise to ink the American blueliner to a long-term deal come next January, as trading him away would be a major mistake. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Jul. 3, 2014: While Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish was a busy man on July 1st, he was unable to find the second line centre this team so desperately needs. With Leon Draisaitl now in the mix and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins about to enter his fourth season in the National Hockey League, expecting MacTavish to make any sort of major move would be nothing more than wishful thinking. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Jul. 2, 2014: Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish wasted little time in making his mark during the opening day of the NHL’s annual Free Agent Frenzy, inking former New Jersey Devils blueliner Mark Fayne and New York Rangers winger Benoit Pouliot to long-term extensions, as well as depth defenceman Keith Aulie to a one year pact but he has still done very little to impact the top half of his roster. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Jun. 30, 2014: Gagner's finally gone and I'm speechless as to why the Oilers amateur scouting staff is still employed after the latest draft. I am not happy with the Stu MacGregor and his staff right now. They blew a perfectly good chance to add to an ever growing number of prospects. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Jun. 30, 2014: On Sunday evening, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish finally pulled the trigger on a deal fans had been expecting to happen for some time. Sam Gagner was shipped off to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Teddy Purcell in what was essentially a swapping of two players who needed a change of scenery. FULL STORY
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Edmonton - Jun. 29, 2014: Today Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish made a bold move…finally. He went out and grabbed winger Teddy Purcell from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the one and only Sam Gagner. There is no doubt the former 6th overall pick will be missed but it was time for both the player and club to move on and Purcell could be a very nice short-term solution. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Jun. 29, 2014: Being a young guy with not a lot of NHL experience, Gagner welcomed in a plethora of young Oilers into the fold. From first overall Taylor Hall, to Theo Peckham, Jeff Petry, and even some signed UFA vets, Gagner filled the roll of team ambassador very well. Learning from Shawn Horcoff, he demonstrated the comradery and teamwork to maintain the positive attitude in a losing and overall negative circumstance.
Edmonton - Jun. 29, 2014: This appears to be the type of no-brainer that the Oilers have been waiting for since the first tee time in May. MacTavish has been preaching the need to add a top-pairing defenseman since the middle of last season, and it would now appear he has a chance to do so. FULL STORY