May 23 2016 03:37PM
As much as we love hockey, sussing out goalies and their ability to stop the puck is a mystery to pretty much everyone. If you skim over past drafts trying to find successful patterns, the reasonable conclusion is for your favorite team to 'get lucky' and count it as a skill. Let's look at last year's projections and figure out this season.
May 22 2016 02:34PM
When Josh Winquist ended his WHL career (after posting 93 points in 67 games his final year) he went shopping for a pro contract. The Oklahoma City Barons answered the call, and Winquist has been posting offense in the Oilers organization since. Is it enough to get him an NHL contract?
May 21 2016 11:01AM
Oilers fans are acutely aware of the problems facing the organization and the possible assets that will be used to satisfy procurement. You cannot read an article on the Oilers these days without reading about the team moving No. 4 overall, RNH, Jordan Eberle or any number of other options. It is also true the idea of an offer sheet—while it exists—feels like a distant bell for Edmonton. Also hanging over the offer sheet discussion: the Oilers owe a second-round selection—this or next year—to the Boston Bruins for the hiring of Peter Chiarelli. Or can they kick it down the road apiece? We have a development.
May 20 2016 10:11PM
Joey Laleggia was drafted out of Denver (NCAA) but the Oilers would have had their eye on him back when he played for the Penticton Vees of the BCJHL. Laleggia has skill—he led Condors rookies in points this season—but he also turns 24 in June. Is there an NHL window for Joey Laleggia?
May 18 2016 07:11PM
The hockey world spent most of the pre-series talking about the legends on the Detroit Red Wings. Honestly, if you listened to the verbal before Game 1, betting a plug nickel on the Oilers would be a silly thing to do. As they say, that's why they play the games.