October 24 2016 02:41PM
The Edmonton Oilers are 5-1.
They are first in the entire NHL with 10 points.
Their 23 goals are the most in the league.
How do you feel?
October 24 2016 12:00PM
"I want to improve my puckhandling skills," replied Darnell Nurse last April when I asked him what he needs to work on the most in the off-season.
He mentioned other areas he was going to work on as well, but he felt his puckhandling skills needed to improve so he could become more of an asset.
Nurse's raw athleticism is what made him the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He's an outstanding skater, strong, highly competitive and mean, but at times during his rookie season he struggled making plays.
October 24 2016 10:59AM
After a week that saw him win three games and become a father to two beautiful children, the NHL has named Cam Talbot the first star of the week. So far, Oilers have been named the first star in both weeks the title has been given out.
October 24 2016 07:00AM
You watched the outdoor game, you got a bit day drunk, and now you're looking for ways to kill company time until you're allowed to leave. Luckily, the mailbag is here to save you from being too productive and I'm pretty good about not telling your boss about all the time you spent here. As always, the mailbag depends on your questions. If you have one, you can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy the distraction, my friends, you've earned it.
October 23 2016 08:04PM
This was a big week for Oilers prospects as the Bakersfield Condors got their season underway and several prospects in other leagues posted strong performances. The long season is underway for all and we can begin sussing out the contenders from the pretenders. College men in the AHL, and WHL skaters appear to be pushing early. (Patrick Russell photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved).