Thank god it’s Friday? No, thank god it’s hockey.
But that being said, the Young Stars tournament that starts tonight involving the Oilers and some other much less significant teams is a truly meaningless exercise. It might be entertaining. It might give us bored fans something to watch. But truthfully, this is just a thing to get young players ready for the real training camp.
“Traini... Read More »
Thank God the NHL pre-season is here soon. There have been so many Oilers blogs this summer about absolute nothing, as there’s been nothing to write about. It's never been in the plan to trade Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, or anyone else significant. There never was going to be a Jaromir Jagr or Jarome Iginla signing. There were three main tasks Oilers GM and President of Hockey Operations Peter Chiarell... Read More »
East-Coast Oilers Blog
Posted August 28, 2017
I read a really good blog the other day about Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick Kailer Yamamoto. In the blog, Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Mike Babcock said, “Yamamoto is a really great skater, if not elite. He will definitely be an impact Top 6 forward in the years to come.”
American-born Yamamoto, who recently signed a contract with the Oilers, indicated he would love playing in To... Read More »
Eklund is running a rumor that the Oilers and Canadiens are talking trade moving Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to Montreal. I thought I might spell out what that would look like, because I think some Oilers fans are going to get the wrong impression.
The only reason the Oilers would move Nugent-Hopkins is for long-term contract reasons. Edmonton does not have a salary cap issue this season. They will nex... Read More »
Stop the madness
Posted August 18, 2017
I apologize to Eklund and Hockeybuzz if this is a blog they don’t want up. Considering the political climate in the world right now, I’m not sure if I’d want this on my website. I mean, I agree with what I’m about to write, but it seems like the world is a very angry place now, and lives are being ruined over what people think and how people feel. It’s not my intention to create a contro... Read More »