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Jun 17, 2019

15 top NHL draft experts make consensus picks & have Kirby Dach at 8th overall in Edmonton Oilers slot

This year I’ve been tracking whom the top draft experts rank as the best players in the 2019 NHL entry draft. For the consensus Top 50 players in the draft, you can go to my list on GoogleDocs, which I update as the draft experts update their own lists, just as TSN’s Bob McKenzie did […]
Jun 11, 2019

Oil Spills podcast: Looking for an Oilers bright side in potential Lucic-for-Eriksson deal

Hockey Hall of Fame writer Jim Matheson talks to host Craig Ellingson about the potential of a Milan Lucic-for-Loui Eriksson deal between the Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks, about where forward Jesse Puljujarvi stands with the Oilers as the NHL Draft — a.k.a. NHL GMs trading convention — approaches, and about who/what the Oilers […]
Jun 5, 2019

Oil Spills: Edmonton Oilers' coaching change only part of it

Solving the Edmonton Oilers’ woes, and seeing improvement and a subsequent rise in the NHL standings, will go beyond who stands behind the bench.
May 30, 2019

Oil Spills podcast: New Edmonton Oilers coach will make only so much of a difference

Hockey beat writer Rob Tychkowski joins host Craig Ellingson to talk about the Edmonton Oilers hiring Dave Tippett as the NHL team’s head coach. Specifically: Tippett will be Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’s eighth head coach in nine years. RNH, the Oilers’ longest-serving player, was taken first overall by the Oilers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. How Tippett […]
May 27, 2019

Oil Spills: Edmonton Oilers out with the old, in with the new

The Edmonton Oilers have seen a couple of significant management departures since Ken Holland became general manager and president of hockey operations. Craig MacTavish, the senior vice-president of hockey operations, left the Oilers to coach in Russia, while the Oilers parted ways with head of pro scouting Duane Sutter a few days later. Now, the […]