June 11 2015 04:30PM
Bob Green was promoted to Director of Player Personnel on January 18th. He was promoted to oversee all levels of scouting, pro and amateur, within the organization. Craig MacTavish promoted him, but now Peter Chiarelli is in charge, so we caught up with Green to get his thoughts on the upcoming draft, the differences in Chiarelli's approach and more.
June 03 2015 01:31PM
The Oilers have had one of the most surprising and successful off-seasons of any NHL team in recent memory, and they desperately needed it if they hoped to resemble a competitive NHL team on the ice in 2015/2016. Even though the Kelowna Rockets lost the Memorial Cup in overtime, Oilers draft pick, third overall in 2014, Leon Draisaitl was named tournament MVP, which was another positive sign for the Oilers organization.
June 01 2015 10:28AM
The Chicago Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup final again, and Brent Seabrook along with Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa and Niklas Hjalmarsson will be vying for their third Stanley Cup.
Bryan Bickell played sixteen regular season games and four in the playoffs (in the 2010 season), but that wasn't enough to get his name on the Cup. You either have to play 41 regular season games or one game in the Stanley Cup Finals. The NHL does make exceptions for players who didn't meet the standard due to injury or other extenuating circumstances.
Seabrook has been a significant contributor during the Hawks magical seven-year playoff run, but rumours about him being traded due to the Hawks pending salary cap issues keep swirling.
May 29 2015 11:43AM
I interviewed Taylor Hall for a feature piece that ran in the Edmonton Journal yesterday. I wasn't able to include all of his thoughts in one article. I had to leave out some good comments, but I wanted to share the remainder of our conversation.
Today, Hall shares some more insight into Todd McLellan as a coach, but I also learned more about Hall as a person, not just the player.
May 28 2015 07:15AM
The next month will give us some insight into Peter Chiarelli's strategy on how he plans to build the Oilers organization into a contender.
Not just the NHL team, but the overall organizational depth. How will he fill out the 50-man roster?