Breaking News: Mike Comrie Signs with the Oilers

The official website of the Edmonton Oilers is reporting that hometown kid Mike Comrie is returning to the Oildrop. “Pfffft”, you say, “This isn’t breaking news. Teams sign players every year just before training camp.” True, true. They do indeed. However, our readers may recall that Comrie left the Oilers 6 years ago in what […]

Posted by rusty in Breaking News,Edmonton Oilers on September 10, 2009

Oilers withdraw Heatley trade offer

From Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen: The Edmonton Oilers are pulling out of the Dany Heatley sweepstakes. General manager Steve Tambellini was expected make that announcement in a conference call with journalists later Friday. Heatley, the disgruntled Ottawa Senators forward, twice refused to waive his no-trade clause to complete a trade that would have […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Edmonton Oilers,Ottawa Senators on July 31, 2009

On the Beat: Antropov signs in Atlanta, Recchi returns to Boston and reaction to Team Canada

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: NHL The Thrashers have signed Nikolai Antropov to a 4 year, $16 million contract.  As well, the team also re-signed Chris Thorburn.  A lot of cash to be throwing at Antropov but really not out of line with the ridiculous spending we’ve already seen the past day […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in 2010 Olympics,Atlanta Thrashers,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Colorado Avalanche,Edmonton Oilers,Minnesota Wild,On the Beat,Ottawa Senators,Tampa Bay Lightning,Washington Capitals on July 2, 2009

On the Beat: Dater says Pierre Lacroix “gambled and lost”

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Playoff teams: Pittsburgh could be two-sport champions if the Penguins win the Cup.  The Steel city is enjoying some great success as of late. Teams not in the playoffs: The Bruins ownership wants to get Peter Chiarellin signed to a contract extension this summer.  He has done a […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Columbus Blue Jackets,Edmonton Oilers,Montreal Canadiens,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins,Toronto Maple Leafs,Washington Capitals on May 27, 2009

One Oiler Fan Reacts

Upon hearing the news about Pat Quinn and Tom Renney, I must say I was a little taken aback. I like both guys and think both have a lot to offer as coaches. However, I was expecting a younger guy without much or any NHL experience, say, someone like Scott Arniel. That being said, I […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Columns,Edmonton Oilers on May 26, 2009

Oiles hire Pat Quinn and Tom Renney to coach team

From TSN: Sources tell TSN Pat Quinn will be announced as the new head coach at a news conference later today with former Rangers coach Tom Renney being named be the associate head coach. The news conference is set for noon local time in Edmonton. The move reunites Quinn and Renney with general manager Steve […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Edmonton Oilers on May 26, 2009

On the Beat: Chris Osgood can only dream about the Penguins

What team beat writers are saying early this afternoon: Playoff teams: The Hurricanes have been looking in the mirror the past couple days.  They can look all they want, but this series is over.  Chris Osgood hasn’t had a chance to watch the other series going on because the team hotel doesn’t have Versus.  Just […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Carolina Hurricanes,Edmonton Oilers,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins,Washington Capitals on May 26, 2009