Tambellini Makes Huge Splash On Opening Day Of Free Agency


By mid-afternoon of the opening day of free agency, Oilers general manager, Steve Tanbellini, addressed all of the team’s most pressing needs in a single day. Although at first glance the moves look to be nothing more than standard boring […]

Oilers Free Agent Targets


There have been a ton of names mentioned, and this is just speculation on my part as well. But unlike some of the other lists of potential signings, I’m not going to waste time with anyone other than players that […]

Oilers Re-Sign Ladislav Smid To Two Year Deal


In what can be considered a “might as well” re-signing, the Oilers have signed defenseman, Ladislav Smid, to a two year, $4.5 million contract. Despite being a general disappointment, the smooth-skating defenseman is only 25 years old, and has shown […]

Oilers Waive Goodbye To Souray


The Sheldon Souray era has come to an end in Edmonton. What started as a great relationship for both sides completely fell apart last season, and it was obvious that both sides suffered irreconcilable differences. Souray has been placed on […]

Oilers Extend Qualifying Offers To Five, Let Seven Walk


With the deadline coming and going for the Edmonton Oilers to extend qualifying offers to their restricted free agents, only Ladislav Smid, Taylor Chorney, Theo Peckham, Andrew Cogliano, and Ryan O’Marra remain under the Oilers control. Left to walk are […]

Welcome Home, Ryan


The Edmonton Oilers have re-acquired winger, Ryan Smyth, and on behalf of Oilers fans everywhere I’d like to welcome him back with open arms. The Oilers now have their leader that they so desperately needed both on and off the […]

It’s Nugent-Hopkins!


The Edmonton Oilers have drafted Red Deer Rebels center, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins first overall. Nugent-Hopkins has established himself as the most skilled player in this years draft class, and will be the Oilers number one center of the future.

NHL Draft Day Live Chat


The big day is finally here. The Oilers are ready to make history… Again. Join the Struck Oilers team for a live draft chat starting at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT, where we’ll discuss all things Oilers and draft related.

Draft Debate: Adam Larsson vs. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins


It’s that time of the year again for the debate on which player should be taken with the first overall selection. Unfortunately (or fortunately that the Oilers at least got the first overall pick), that decision rests on Edmonton’s shoulders […]

Edmonton Oilers Year in Review: Liam Reddox


The versatile forward was converted from winger to center in hopes of being a bigger impact this season as a bottom-six depth scorer. While seeing a good amount of success in the AHL, Reddox has failed to convert that to […]

Edmonton Oilers Year in Review: Colin Fraser


You know that you had a bad season when I was discussing doing a year in review series with player grades, and the first response I got was, “Give Colin Fraser an ‘F’!” But that’s exactly what the case was […]

Why Ryan Smyth Will Be An Oiler In 2011


News broke this week that Los Angeles Kings forward, Ryan Smyth, wants to return to to Edmonton and be an Oiler again. Smyth then came out himself and denied ever requesting a trade, a testament to his level of professionalism. […]