Craig Ellingson, Regina Leader Post

Craig Ellingson

Regina Leader Post

Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Past articles by Craig:

Oilers 50/50 breaks its own record as it surpasses $3.2 million for tonight's game

The puck isn't slated to drop on Game 3 of the Edmonton Oilers-Chicago Blackhawks NHL playoffs qualifying series until 8:30 p.m., but the jackpot is already more that $1 million — and counting. → Read More

Edmonton weather: Nothing but blue skies the next couple of days

The forecast is calling for clear skies and temperatures in the high 20s up to 30 C on Aug. 4-6, 2020, until rain comes again to Edmonton on Thursday night. → Read More

Oil Spills: Cause for virus alarm as NHL's return creeps closer

Article content With more players testing positive for COVID-19 and the slated start date for training camps coming closer, the NHL’s playoff plan could be in jeopardy. Hockey Hall of Fame writer Jim Matheson joins host Craig Ellingson to talk about the virus and hockey, the draft lottery and Oilers stalwart Kevin Lowe’s appointment to that same hall of fame. → Read More

COVID-19: Edmonton Oilers to give Rogers Place part-time staff financial assistance

COVID-19: Edmonton Oilers to give Rogers Place part-time staff financial assistance → Read More

Oil Spills: Edmonton Oilers’ difference in goal

Koskinen hasn’t been playing as much as Smith lately, but when he’s been called upon, he has played well. → Read More

Oil Spills: Yamamoto makes major impact on Oilers

He is part of what's arguably the Oilers' top forward line alongside Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, which is quite a feat → Read More

Oil Spills: New Oilers players fill pressing needs

What Andreas Athanasiou, Tyler Ennis and Mike Green add to the Oilers' lineup as they continue to find ways to win as many games as possible in the quest for an NHL playoff spot → Read More

Oil Spills: Edmonton Oilers buyers as NHL trade deadline looms

With other NHL teams starting to make moves, including their division rivals, Oilers GM Ken Holland is looking at the trade deadline possibilities → Read More

Oil Spills: Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl scores NHL superstar status

He and Connor McDavid form a formidable one-two offensive punch for the Edmonton Oilers, but on his own, Draisaitl is an NHL superstar in his own right. → Read More

Oil Spills: Edmonton Oilers and the Connor McDavid effect

It goes without saying that the superstar in central to the Oilers' fortunes. → Read More

Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid out 2-3 weeks with quad injury

McDavid had gone heavily into the boards during Saturday's Oilers home game against the Nashville Predators. → Read More

Oil Spills: Long and short of Darnell Nurse's next Edmonton Oilers contract

If you were Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland, would you be looking to sign the defenceman to a short- or long-term deal? → Read More

Oil Spills: Zack Kassian's contract the right fit for the Edmonton Oilers

The forward's new four-year contract makes a lot of sense for the Oilers. → Read More

Oil Spills: On the Edmonton Oilers' potent power play

It’s as though the Oilers start each game with an automatic goal. → Read More

Oil Spills: Pests in the NHL

Matthew Tkachuk has done the most this season to wear the NHL’s blackest hat. → Read More

Oil Spills: Edmonton Oilers avoid losing skids

Avoiding long losing jags has helped the Oilers stay near the top of the NHL standings → Read More

Oil Spills: Edmonton Oilers at the NHL trade deadline (already)

With the Edmonton Oilers positioned near the top of the NHL standings, where they’ve been most of the not-so-young-anymore season, we turn our attention to what/who the team could target in a trade and when. Hockey Hall of Fame writer Jim Matheson talks to host Craig Ellingson about the scenarios, which are limited but worthy […] → Read More

Oil Spills podcast: Defence (and maybe an NHL trade deadline deal) wins championships, don'tcha know

The Oilers are playing consistently well enough to hold down a position high in the NHL standings thanks to a number of factors, including a much-improved defence → Read More

Oil Spills podcast: Taylor Hall back to the Oilers, the trade rumour that won't die

There are all kinds of things to consider when contemplating such a move: Firstly, who would the Oilers deal to acquire him? → Read More

Oil Spills: Edmonton Oilers and Taylor Hall trade rumours

Rumoured to be on his list of teams to which he’d like to be traded: The Oilers, the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2010 and that traded him to the Devils in 2016 → Read More