January 26 2015 02:45PM
After McEichel in the 2015 draft, it's not certain how NHL teams will go. Most have college defender Noah Hanifin ranked at No. 3 overall but he's not delivering a lot of offense—certainly not at the level we associate with such a high draft pick. What's the story on Noah Hanifin?
January 25 2015 10:16AM
In a results oriented business, Iiro Pakarinen is delivering at a level that will get him noticed. One of the major offseason wins in 'under the radar' procurement, he should be a late winter recall based on progress.
January 23 2015 02:39PM
Even the best students can have a down period and that is most certainly the case for several Edmonton Oilers in 2014-15. The season isn't over, there is plenty that can be salvaged. It is All-Star weekend and that means a review of everything, from chemistry to, apparently Latin.
January 21 2015 05:07PM
At some point over the next several weeks, the Edmonton Oilers will probably send away Jeff Petry to the highest bidder. The trade deadline is a time for rentals but Petry is a player who has far greater value because of his youth and perceived future value. He has a lot of miles left and has put in his time learning the NHL game. A smart team could end up trading rental price for a useful defender over a long period (should he sign). One team that has shown an ability to make intelligent seasons over recent months: The Montreal Canadiens.
January 19 2015 02:10PM
The Edmonton Oilers announced Bob Green as Director of Player Personnel yesterday, a subtle but important change in the way the club will do business. It sounds like Green will oversee both pro and amateur departments and instantly becomes one of the real point men in the organization. What would success look like for Bob Green?