1. NHL Free Agency: Why Are Offer Sheets Not Used More?

    This year's class of unrestricted free agents was weak. This summer's class of restricted rree agents was a bumper crop that featured the likes of Steven Stamkos, Drew Doughty, Shea Weber, Keith Yandle and Zach Parise, among others...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about almost 3 years ago 182 reads 0 comments

  2. Edmonton Oilers: A Case of Good Steve, Bad Steve so Far in Free Agency

    Heading into the offseason, the Oilers had a shopping list that included the following: A tough minutes, all situations winger A veteran third-line center who can win faceoffs ...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about 3 years ago 854 reads 7 comments

  3. NHL Free Agency: The Edmonton Oilers Needs and Targets on July 1st

    According to capgeek the Edmonton Oilers have $19,875,000 in cap space this summer. As I wrote before , it is time for the Edmonton Oilers to get very active in the free agent market this year...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about 3 years ago 1,003 reads 12 comments

  4. Edmonton Oilers: It Is Time to End the Rebuild

    When the Edmonton Oilers drafted Sam Gagner sixth overall in 2007 my little sister was in grade seven. Now, four years later, she is a year away from being done with high school...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about 3 years ago 1,109 reads 15 comments

  5. Ryan Smyth: Will He Return to the Edmonton Oilers?

    It was four years ago, deadline day 2007, that Ryan Smyth was sent packing to the NY Islanders because Kevin Lowe was too cheap to give him an extra $100,000...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about 3 years ago 50 reads 17 comments

  6. NHL Entry Draft: Why I'm Not Sold on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as the First Pick

    The NHL Entry Draft is now less than three weeks away and most around hockey believe that the Oilers have locked in on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as the first overall pick, and that they ...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about 3 years ago 1,508 reads 23 comments

  7. Stanley Cup Finals: A Trip Is a Trip, Glenn Healy

    I'm not going to beat around the bush: Glenn Healy is stupid and I think the fact that the CBC continues to employ him in an on-air capacity reflects poorly on them as a network...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about 3 years ago 415 reads 7 comments

  8. Vancouver Canucks: The Sedin Twins and the Irrationality of the Hockey Media

    Yesterday I wrote an (apparently somewhat controversial) article about how the media is giving unwarranted attention to the play of Ryan Kesler in the first round...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about 3 years ago 1,044 reads 3 comments

  9. Ryan Kesler and the Irrationality of the Vancouver Canucks Media

    One of the advantages of being an Oiler fan living in Canuck territory is that I can evaluate the Vancouver team, and it's perception in the eyes of fans and media, with a (somewhat) impartial eye...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about 3 years ago 1,303 reads 26 comments

  10. Edmonton Oilers: Don't Trade Sam Gagner (Unless the Universe Is Your Reward)

    Once upon a time there were two players in the NHL . Lets call them Player A and Player B. Both Player A and Player B are under 23-years-old and both play center. Player A was drafted two spots behind Player B...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about 3 years ago 1,711 reads 14 comments

  11. Edmonton Oilers: Stay Away from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Part 2

    Earlier this month I wrote an article about why the Oilers should stay far, far away from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on June 24. Apparently though, some still remain unconvinced...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about 3 years ago 2,944 reads 35 comments

  12. NHL Playoffs: A Postseason Preview for Those With No Team to Root For

    So the playoffs are finally here. The "second season" or the "real season" as it's sometimes called. A time when zeros become heros and heros become zeros (*cough* Roberto Luongo *cough*)...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about 3 years ago 66 reads 0 comments

  13. Edmonton Oilers: Stay Away from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Far, Far Away

    This is part 1 of my series examining what moves I think the Oilers should make in the offseason. As another long, last place season draws to a close, Oilers fans once again set their sights on the upcoming draft...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about over 3 years ago 2,907 reads 16 comments

  14. Edmonton Oilers: Sam Gagner Out for Remainder of Season, Joins Whitney and Hall

    The hits just keep on coming for the Edmonton Oilers . After losing Taylor Hall to a high ankle sprain last month and having already lost Ryan Whitney in December, TSN is now ...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about over 3 years ago 352 reads 1 comments

  15. Zdeno Chara: As an Outside Observer, Was the Hit Dirty or Unfortunate?

    If it was up to the Canadiens' faithful, Zdeno Chara would never put on a pair of skates again. Likewise, Bruins' fans think it was simply an unfortunate play in a high-speed, physical game...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about over 3 years ago 496 reads 10 comments

  16. After Dealin' Dustin Penner on Deadline Day, What Comes Next For the Edmonton Oilers?

    The Edmonton Oilers pulled off the one and only blockbuster deal of the day when they dealt Dustin Penner to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defensive prospect Colten Teubert, ...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about over 3 years ago 292 reads 2 comments

  17. Would a Dustin Penner (or Ales Hemsky) Trade for Brayden Schenn Be Possible?

    Brayden Schenn dominated the World Junior Championship. He scored 18 points in only seven games, and he did it with a separated shoulder...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about over 3 years ago 54 reads 5 comments

  18. World Junior Travesty: Zack Kassian Shows That the IIHF Needs To Grow Up

    This is a new low for the IIHF. They have just suspended a player two games for playing hockey. In yesterday afternoon's World Junior game between Canada and the Czech Republic, ...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about over 3 years ago 508 reads 0 comments

  19. Edmonton Oilers: Abysmal Through The First 20 Games, But Hope Springs Eternal

    After starting the season with an opening night thumping of the (just as inept) Calgary Flames, and then following it up with a 2-0 victory over Florida, the Oilers were the talk of the league...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about over 3 years ago 388 reads 1 comments

  20. Washington? Vancouver? Chicago? Who Will Win the Stanley Cup?

    The summer is over. The preseason is over. The roster deadline is Wednesday, and aside from the odd rookie here and there, lineups are set. Hockey is about to begin. Now it's time for that annual ritual we all take such joy in; predictions...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about almost 4 years ago 527 reads 1 comments

  21. Taylor Hall Scores In Debut, But Magnus Pajaarvi Steals Show For Edmonton Oilers

    All eyes were on Taylor Hall tonight as he made his Edmonton Oilers debut in front of a raucous Rexall crowd, but it was a fleet-footed Swede who had everyone talking when all was said and done...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about almost 4 years ago 523 reads 4 comments

  22. Forget the Canucks and Habs, Who Should Be Captain of the Edmonton Oilers?

    A lot of hype and hoopla has been made recently over the fact that Roberto Luongo has decided to give up the captaincy in Vancouver. The great debate in the Canuck world is now between Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about almost 4 years ago 591 reads 8 comments

  23. Will Relinquishing The Captaincy Really Solve Luongo's Woes?

    It is common belief in Canuckland, at least in the media, that trying to juggle responsibilities as both starting goaltender and captain of the Vancouver Canucks put undue pressure ...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about almost 4 years ago 244 reads 0 comments

  24. Not Over Yet: NHL Fines Devils, Takes Away Draft Picks For Cap Circumvention

    TSN is reporting that the NHL is punishing the Devils for cap circumvention in their original attempt to sign Ilya Kovalchuck...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about almost 4 years ago 62 reads 0 comments

  25. Edmonton Oilers Sign Andrew Cogliano to One-Year Deal

    The Edmonton Journal is reporting that Andrew Cogliano and the Edmonton Oilers have agreed on a one-year deal worth $1 million. Cogliano, who has been mentioned in many trade rumours in the past, is entering his fourth season with the team...

    Karl Parkinson Written by Karl Parkinson about almost 4 years ago 85 reads 0 comments