October 02 2014 12:42PM
When training camp started Dallas Eakins very clearly outlined the three forward spots that were up for grabs; two centre spots and the right wing slot on the 4th line. With only two preseason games remaining to impress the coaches, the battles for those spots have intensified.
Leon Draisaitl has made a strong case for one of the centre positions, but the other two slots are wide open.
October 01 2014 12:37PM
We get to see the new and improved
Phoenix Arizona Coyotes at Rexall Place tonight. Okay, other than a new name, not much has really changed with the Yotes. Unfortunately, in some ways you can say the same thing about the Edmonton Oilers.
Just when it looks like they've made some progress, they seem to take a step back.
September 29 2014 12:43PM
The Oilers play four preseason games in the next six days, and for players on the bubble like Anton Lander, Jesse Joensuu, Martin Marincin, Oscar Klefbom, Darnell Nurse, Brad Hunt, Steve Pinizzotto and Tyler Pitlick, this week will decide whether they start the season in the NHL, AHL or CHL.
September 29 2014 07:13AM
Unlike previous years, when I always found a connection
between the amount of years since my father’s death to a memory from my
childhood, this year nothing has connected me to the number 14. The 12th
year of his passing reminded me of his favourite movie, The Dirty Dozen, but this
year I recalled nothing connecting the two.
Instead of recollections, I found that the bond between father and child has embraced my soul in a much deeper sense . The memories that overflow my consciousness this year have been more about the meaning and responsibility of fatherhood.
September 25 2014 10:08AM
Vladimir Tkachev picked up two assists last night, and instantly his hype reached unhealthy levels. Have Oilers fans not learned from the past? I recall many fans and some media blaming Craig MacTavish for holding Rob Schremp back. The Oilers also held back Linus Omark in the eyes of many.
In both cases the players were over-hyped due to their offensive exploits in junior or on YouTube, and after they left Edmonton people realized that the Oilers hadn't held back their talents. Their talents just weren't good enough to be NHL players.
Please don't do the same for Tkachev, the kid doesn't deserve it.