1. New Line Changes a Result of the Flu or Players Rate of Play?

    Thursday night, as the Oilers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets, the roster and the combination in which it hits the ice will change...

    Jim Parsons Written by Jim Parsons about almost 5 years ago 113 reads 2 comments

  2. Is There a Formula for Keeping Young NHL Players?

    How does one know the right time to hang on to young talent and when to give it more time to blossom? That is the question GM's across the league will start to answer after the 10 game mark of ...

    Jim Parsons Written by Jim Parsons about almost 5 years ago 193 reads 9 comments

  3. Are the Edmonton Oilers Interested in Alexander Frolov?

    It's not a secret that the Oilers could use a bona-fide goal scoring first line left winger. The J.F. Jacques experiment, while interesting, hasn't quite proven it deserves to go on much longer...

    Jim Parsons Written by Jim Parsons about almost 5 years ago 567 reads 12 comments

  4. Defending the Edmonton Oilers' Most Recent Trade Bait: Ales Hemsky

    It's the hot topic in Edmonton. Even here at the bleacherreport.com, Antony Ta put an interesting perspective together about the rumors surrounding the most unlikely of trade casualties—Oilers forward Ales Hemsky...

    Jim Parsons Written by Jim Parsons about almost 5 years ago 375 reads 6 comments

  5. Edmonton Oilers Getting Exactly What They Need...Balanced Scoring

    The Oilers lack a true superstar. Hemsky, while close, simply isn't that guy. In addition, Edmonton's No. 1 centre is Shawn Horcoff, who spends most of his time attempting to win defensive zone ...

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  6. Not So Poor, Poor, Pitiful Andrew Cogliano

    From the outside, one might look at the position of speedy forward Andrew Cogliano and feel for this kid. After all, he's had a tremendously interesting and likely trying couple of months as a professional hockey player...

    Jim Parsons Written by Jim Parsons about almost 5 years ago 320 reads 1 comments

  7. Oilers' Nikolai Khabibulin and Dustin Penner Shine in an Otherwise Nasty Loss

    In what can only be deemed a reality check and real gauge for the current status of the Edmonton Oilers roster, last nights loss to the Chicago Blackhawks had a couple, but very few positive notes...

    Jim Parsons Written by Jim Parsons about almost 5 years ago 124 reads 0 comments

  8. Khabibulin Vs Huet a No Go, Plus Off Ice Oilers News

    Before we get into the thick of things, I just want to send a quick thanks to bleacherreport.com, who've asked that I give my two cents every once and a while on the Edmonton Oilers as a featured writer in the NHL section of this site...

    Jim Parsons Written by Jim Parsons about almost 5 years ago 123 reads 0 comments