June 28 2014 04:23PM
The good news is Leon Draisaitl brings the combination of size and skill the Edmonton Oilers have been lacking down the middle in their mix of top-six forwards for several seasons.
The bad news, unless GM Craig MacTavish gets something done on the free agent or trade front to acquire a pivot with the stature and skill to bring the same dimensions Draisaitl does, is the big German from the Prince Albert Raiders might be pressed into that role when the 2014-15 season begins.
June 26 2014 11:12AM
"Craig MacTavish wants to be in on everything."
June 18 2014 01:25PM
For my money, the last two weeks of June leading into the annual NHL Entry Draft and the free agent season are the most fun for fans, media types and armchair general managers alike. That holds especially true in a hockey hotbed like Edmonton. Here we are again.
June 13 2014 06:53PM
Bob Nicholson is a gifted administrator with a long record of success who should be welcomed into the fold as the just-unveiled vice-chairman of the newly formed Oilers Entertainment Group.
June 10 2014 06:56PM
Craig Ramsay's name didn’t draw much reaction from fans around here when I mentioned him as a top candidate to be added to the coaching staff of the Edmonton Oilers Feb. 6. Ramsay will get considerably more attention from here on out after being named as an assistant to Dallas Eakins today.