October 19 2014 08:10PM
Martin Marincin's return to the Edmonton Oilers gave head coach Dallas Eakins more options, and allowed him to deploy the troops in a more effective way. How did he use him in Game one? Will that be Marincin's job for the rest of the year?
October 18 2014 08:50PM
The Edmonton Oilers are struggling with injuries and ineffective play among their centers at the NHL level. Their prospects on the farm include Anton Lander and several rookie pro's or second-year AHLers like Bogdan Yakimov, Jujhar Khaira and Travis Ewanyk. Their most effective AHL center is Jason Williams (in photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved). If we can agree the Oilers need a bridge to the youngsters who can play NHL hockey until they're ready, what would it look like?
October 18 2014 08:00AM
The AHL Barons played their second game of the season last night and the rest of the Oilers' prospect group continue playing their league seasons. A few strong arrows this week and a goodly number of struggling players, too. More after the break.
October 17 2014 06:00AM
This week was a big one for the 1990 Edmonton Oilers' draft. Why? With the NHL debuts of Leon Draisaitl, Darnell Nurse and Bogdan Yakimov, every Oilers draft has at least one player who has made the show—save 1990. More draft trivia after the break.
October 15 2014 03:50PM
The wonderful baseball writer Bill James told the best procurement, development and deployment story I've ever heard in one of his Baseball Abstracts. It's a great story and teaching tool for fans of any sport, and a valuable lesson for sports franchises. Procurement of talent is one thing, but getting productive years before saying goodbye is vital to an organization. How are the Oilers doing in this regard?