2017-2018 Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers

It’s safe to say that expectations are high for the Edmonton Oilers going into the 2017-2018 season. They came close to landing in the Western Conference Final last season and finished well in numerous statistical categories. They had the fifth best power play in the league and the eighth best goals and goals against totals.Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers”

Edmonton Oilers Sign Defenceman Kris Russell

According to multiple reports, the Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Kris Russell to a one-year deal worth $3.1 million. The news comes on the heels of the Nail Yakupov trade, which saw the number one draft pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft traded to the St. Louis Blues for a prospect and a pick.Continue reading “Edmonton Oilers Sign Defenceman Kris Russell”

There Are Still Some Quality Free Agent Defencemen Available

The NHL free agency period has been clicking along this summer and most teams have already established their units heading into the 2016-2017 season. But for those clubs still looking for an extra piece along the blueline, there are some interesting options still up for grabs. At the top of the list is Kris Russell,Continue reading “There Are Still Some Quality Free Agent Defencemen Available”

Calgary Flames Trade Russell to Dallas

The Calgary Flames have traded Kris Russell to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Jyrki Jokipakka, Brett Pollock and a conditional second round draft pick. The defenceman was front and centre for numerous trade rumours and had several teams kicking the tires. The Flames were looking for significant return for their puck-moving defenceman, but the marketContinue reading “Calgary Flames Trade Russell to Dallas”