Friday, August 31, 2012

Two for Two: Oilers sign Eberle to six year extension

After signing Taylor Hall to a 7yr/$42 million extension late last week, it seemed obvious what the Edmonton Oilers next course of action would be…signing Jordan Eberle. With that being the case, yesterday’s announcement of the second year Oilers 6yr/$36 million deal to remain in Edmonton, seemed to be nothing more than an afterthought…something the Regina native has become accustomed too.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Omark off to Switzerland

It was just a matter of time and apparently Linus Omark felt now was that time. With no real shot of earning a regular spot with the Edmonton Oilers and the pending NHL lockout, the twenty-five year old winger decided to try and keep his dream of becoming an NHL regular alive, by signing on to play the 2012 - 2013 season with the EV Zug, of the National League A in Switzerland.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Oilers History: Battle of Alberta - 1988 Smythe Division Final (Game Four)

With the Edmonton Oilers heading into Game Four of their 1988 Smythe Division Final against the Calgary Flames with a commanding 3-0 lead, it was no longer a question of whether or not they could avenge their heart-breaking Game Seven loss from 1986. The question was could Wayne Gretzky and company pull off the four game sweep of the President Trophy winners?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Oilers History: Battle of Alberta - 1988 Smythe Division Final (Game Three)

To say the Calgary Flames were behind the eight ball heading into Game Three of the 1988 Smythe Division Final, was an understatement. After dropping the first two games of the series on home ice, they now were facing the near impossible task of having to take four of the next five against the Edmonton Oilers. To make matters worse, they would have to accomplish the feat by winning at least three of those games at Northlands Coliseum.