Sunday, October 1, 2017

Don't Panic (But Feel Free To Be A Little Nervous)



As I'm sure most of you have already read this afternoon, the Oilers have sent Yessa Puljujarvi down to Bakersfield where he'll start the year as what we are safe to assume will be the number one right wing for the Condors. That's not very surprising if you spent any time watching him this preseason, where once again he failed to make much of an impact, aside from a solid period against the Jets playing with Connor McDavid. It's also a good sign that FINALLY the Oilers aren't trying to force a square peg into a round hole, and are allowing young players to actually develop rather than just throwing them in the deep end and crossing their fingers that they don't drown.

Monday, June 26, 2017

What If


At the start of the last season my expectations were pretty low. This was an Oilers team coming off yet ANOTHER bottom five finish, and they showed us that without the best player in the world tilting the ice for them, without Cam Talbot having a full Vezina caliber season, and with a hodgepodge of AHL quality defensemen playing too far above their skill level, this was still a very flawed team. "I don't think they'll make the playoffs, but if they're still fighting for a wild card spot come March, this season will be a huge step forward" I said. And then the Oilers went ahead and blew all my (and realistically almost everyone's) expectations out of the water.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

5 THINGS THAT WILL ABSOLUTELY HAPPEN DURING THE OILERS 16-17 SEASON: HOW'D I DO?


Over at our inbred cousin site The Canafornians I made five preseason predictions before the 2016-17 season, because that's what you do when you're an unoriginal hack with barely passable writing skills. How'd I do? LET'S FIND OUT!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

In Defense Of Jordan Eberle



HE'S FINE AND YOU ALL NEED TO SHUT THE HELL UP ABOUT GETTING RID OF HIM THIS SUMMER!

Uh, okay let me elaborate.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Oilers At The Trade Deadline


Another year, another week of people getting themselves riled up only to face bitter disappointment. Welcome to NHL Trade Deadline day! Seriously though, I don't understand why people still get their hopes up. The trade deadline hasn't been exciting in, like, AT LEAST five years, if not more. 90% of the trades are completed in the days leading up to the deadline, and yet everyone still crowds around their computers, frantically refreshing Twitter, just waiting for that 10 player trade that rocks the entire foundation of the league. And then Eric Fehr gets traded for an 11th round pick and TSN spends 45 minutes talking about it because it's the only transaction of any note.