September 30 2014 07:00AM
At the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Oilers GM Craig MacTavish was wheeling and dealing draft picks. At the time, it looked like the exact opposite of bold, moving down to collect lower draft picks. 15 months later, how do things look?
September 28 2014 11:35AM
This is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. If you're an Edmontonian and you've never been, get in your vehicle and drive around our city: It's very much the same. Saskatoon is by far Saskatchewan's prettiest city, owing to actual water running through it (Regina Regina Regina: What WHERE you thinking?).
Like Edmonton, Saskatoon has a wonderful history and love affair with hockey.
September 27 2014 09:56PM
This is Kale Kessy. I believe he is the final transaction in the career of Steve Tambellini as Oilers GM—Tobias Rieder to Phoenix for Kessy—and it had that look of a terrible deal, one of those skill-for-nothing trades. Rieder looks like a million bucks, and Kessy—before training camp—looked exactly like a Coke Machine.
And then came fall 2014.
September 26 2014 04:17PM
The Edmonton Oilers will spend the 2014-15 season assessing their options with several soon-to-be free agents. Defensemen Jeff Petry and Justin Schultz are going to get paid next summer—possibly by the Oilers—and Nail Yakupov will reach the end of his entry-level deal. If these three players are productive this coming year, they could literally break the bank. The Oilers are going to have to make some tough decisions.
September 25 2014 04:56PM
For years now we've been waiting for that 2010 entry draft to stand and deliver. I've argued for a long time that it's impossible to measure a draft's success in the short term (unless it's obvious, like Taylor Hall or Troy Hesketh) and in 12 months I think we'll be able to safely make the call on the Oilers 2010 edition. How is it going?