Derek Zona

  • joined Jan 13, 2009
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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Nurse, Klefbom and Marincin?


Younger. Faster. Stronger. Better. Probably not.

It's here!


The Oilers are going shopping.

Who Plays Toughs?


The Oilers have to add five players and most of them have to handle heavy loads.

Gagner Gone


The player who began rebuild 1.0 has moved on

GDT: Rounds 2-7


Not much to do in the early rounds today.

TSN's Social Media Faux Pas


A little slip up in the draft coverage

Edmonton Oilers Select Leon Draisatl


The big German forward will take Alberta by force.

Things I've Learned


10 things I've learned, plus a geography lesson

Seven Players Inbound?


Is it their last chance to right the ship in this window?

2014 NHL Mock Draft - Oilers Take Leon Draisaitl


The big German will look to make the big club in 2014.

Power Rankings 2013-14: A look back


How well did the rankings machine predict the 2013-14 season?

Relative Value


One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure

Pick Your Poison


What a day for a daydream...

Why Haven't You Quit The Oilers?


Sunk cost or no, why do you keep on rooting?

Choose one. Only One.


A whole lot has gone wrong in the last 8 years, but if you had to pick one...

Who Should We Root For?


The pickings are slim, but there are still a few good guys out there

Nick Schultz Was Traded


Final tally: Tom Gilbert for a 5th round pick. It's not as bad as Joni Pitkanen for nothing, but...

It Should Hurt More


The Oilers ship out yet another good NHL player for empty hope and failed promises.

The Importance of Narratives


David McRaney talks about the importance of narratives using "The Three Christs of Ypsilanti" as an example.

Power Rankings: Paper Tigers


Eastern Teams are creeping up the rankings

(not) Getting Hit


Quantifying hit avoidance leads to a number of interesting observations

Drop Anchor


If the Oilers ever want to ice a winning team, Luke Gazdic needs to go.

Can Nolan Make It Work?


Someone should let these guys know that the correct tack is to play the player out of position and then blame him for the loss.

Grit vs. Skill


Who would you rather match against Patrick Marleau?

Nail Yakupov and +/-


Hockey Graphs takes on the lore of +/- and shows just how useless it is.

January Prospect Projections


Yakimov and Nurse are producing

Oilers New Entrance Song


Have a song that encapsulates the Oilers' experience? Let us know in the comments!

59 Saves


The Oilers had another goaltender recently make 59 saves in a row. More, in fact.

Ekblad To The Sabres?


Aaron Ekblad moves into 1st overall, the Sabres are set on selecting first overall.

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