The Oilers have a history of trade transactions and signings that come under fire. In the past few years, Edmonton has been at the forefront of the hockey world, thanks to players like Dany Heatley, Michael Nylander, and Chris Pronger...all of whom have all painted Edmonton with a negative brush. First, Chris Pronger came within one game of winning the Stanley Cup with the Oilers in 2006áonly to demand a trade mere hours afterwardsáfor reasons that still irk Oiler fans. Amidst other rumors and speculation, Pronger publicly condemned the city as unlivable. Second was Michael Nylander, who had apparently signed a lucrative UFA contract with the Oilers, but simultaneously signed with the Capitals sighting that his family would prefer to live in Washingtonáover Edmonton. He has since publ ...
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Article written by Jim Parsons