Derek Van Diest, Edmonton Sun

Derek Van Diest

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Past articles by Derek:

OILERS NOTES: Desharnais back in lineup after quick trip to AHL

Desharnais came down sick for the game against the Detroit Red Wings, was assigned to Bakersfield, then recalled to Edmonton → Read More

Oilers unable to hold off high-flying Rangers at Rogers Place

The ingredients for a lopsided loss were all there for the Oilers heading into their game against the Rangers at Rogers Place on Friday. → Read More

Bev Priestman soldiers on with Canadian women's national team in conflict

Canadian women’s national soccer team coach Bev Priestman did her best to prepare her squad for its opening game at the SheBelieves Cup. → Read More

Kailer Yamamoto expected back in Oilers lineup against Rangers

Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft confirmed Yamamoto would be activated and play his first game since Jan. 11. → Read More

Canada coach Bev Priestman navigating through turbulent waters at SheBelieves Cup

Bev Priestman is stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place in the labour dispute between the women’s national team and Canada Soccer. → Read More

Oilers focus on Red Wings as rumour mill keeps churning

Heading towards the March 3 NHL trade deadline, Edmonton has been rumoured to be a possible landing spot for some big names → Read More

BOSTON PIZZA CUP: Strong opening draw for Kyler Kleibrink

Kyler Kleibrink and his rink had an excellent opening game at the 2023 Boston Pizza Cup provincial men’s curling championship at the River Cree Resort and… → Read More

Oilers begin four-game road trip with feisty victory against the Red Wings

Fortunately the posts were painted pretty thick and the Oilers only had to battle back from a one-goal, first-period deficit. → Read More

OILERS NOTES: Stuart Skinner has blast at NHL all-star weekend

Skinner was the first Oilers goaltender to be named to All-Star weekend since Tommy Salo in 2001-2002 → Read More

Oilers expected to be buyers heading towards trade deadline

The issue for Oilers general manager Ken Holland is the team has no cap space to add another salary to the lineup → Read More

Oilers head off to sun on winning note after pounding Blackhawks

The sun is always warmer and sand softer on a tropical beach after a win. → Read More

Evander Kane returns to lineup for Edmonton Oilers

Kane had been away in San Jose, Calif., dealing with his bankruptcy case and missed the Oilers 3-2 overtime loss against Columbus → Read More

OILERS NOTES: Zach Hyman rolling with career season

Already surpassing a career-best point total with just under half a season to play, Hyman has fit in even better than envisioned. → Read More

OILERS NOTES: Warren Foegele providing valuable minutes

The game against the Seattle Kraken might have been one of the best of the season for Foegele → Read More

OILERS NOTES: Winning streak coincides with turnaround last season

It was about this time a year ago, the Oilers began their climb up the Pacific Division standings → Read More

Dylan Holloway taking big strides with Edmonton Oilers

Holloway registered his first multi-point game in the NHL on Tuesday with a pair of assists in a 5-2 win against the Seattle Kraken → Read More

OILERS NOTES: Being called up to the NHL starting to sink in for Desharnais

The six-foot-six blueliner was called up during the Oilers four-game western road trip, making his NHL debut against the Anaheim Ducks → Read More

Evander Kane getting closer to a return for Edmonton Oilers

Kane is recovering from a serious laceration to his wrist sustained against the Tampa Bay Lightning → Read More

Colorado Avalanche battling through Stanley Cup hangover

The Avalanche came to face the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, out of a playoff spot and on a five-game losing skid → Read More

Oilers unable to hold off Avalanche in Conference Final rematch

The Avalanche were back in town for the first time since sweeping the Oilers out of the playoffs and then going on to win the Stanley Cup → Read More