I’ve been an Oilers fan for almost 30 years ever since I saw an Oilers team that they said would never win another Cup without Wayne Gretzky hoist it again in 1989-90. As a 12 yr old seeing local London boy Craig Simpson not only compete but excel in the NHL combined with the leadership of Mark Messier and incredible goaltending by Billy Ranford.….I was hooked.
I decided to start this blog with one thing in mind: Create a positive place where fans can go to get useful information about their team and not have to listen to the constant drag so many of these arrogant bloggers have become. So I’ve created a simple, easy to navigate fan site to share my thoughts and opinions on Oilers hockey as well as provide frequent prospect updates on the Ontario Hockey League – a league I am extremely engaged with and many in the Edmonton market may not be.
In doing so, I am able to do what I love to do best – scout prospects & talk Junior hockey with a focus on the Edmonton Oilers. I have been scouting off and on unofficially for the majority of the last 15-20 years and I absolutely love it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot of lessons along the way, but I feel now I have a good grasp on what makes a successful prospect and what does not. Scouting in particular is really subjective, so I enjoy the insights and interactions with others on the matter.
I’m not a rumours guy and I’m not here to provide breaking news. Owning my own site allows me to not have to worry about hitting an online quota or having to produce click-bait articles. I write when I feel like it and write something I believe has some substance. Hopefully, you will enjoy what I have to offer and thank you for visiting my site.
Comments are closed but if you like what I have to say and feel like discussing more feel free to reach me via Twitter at @TheOilKnight. If you totally disagree with my opinions that’s fine too. Just remember, an opinion does not have to be a popular one to have merit. 🙂