February 08 2016 08:14PM
In our second stop along the AHL trail, we get a good look at some of the league's Central Division players who may be available via trade at the deadline—or in summer. There is plenty of quality across the division and several attractive pieces that could be of interest to other NHL teams.
February 07 2016 05:19PM
The AHL's main job is to produce NHL talent for the parent team, and one has to believe goalie Laurent Brossoit is one step closer to NHL employment. Although it may not come until this fall, a strong finish to this season in Bakersfield will help Oilers management make their decision.
February 06 2016 09:27AM
The Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens are two of the most prominent NHL teams of the expansion era. From 1967 through today, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the Montreal Canadiens 10 times—twice since Edmonton entered the NHL. The Oilers own five Stanley's since 1979, so in head-to-head competition, the western upstarts have the edge. Question: Which of the two teams wins the next Stanley?
February 05 2016 07:44PM
As we reach the NHL trade deadline, many of the names in play during trade talk are plying their trade in the minors. Identifying players of interest in the minors who are close to NHL-ready—but may be blocked currently—gives us another angle as we approach the trade deadline (and summer). Here is a team-by-team look, beginning with the Pacific Division.
February 03 2016 07:11PM
The Edmonton Oilers drafted Joey Laleggia out of the University of Denver in 2012. He finished his college career, signed and then turned pro last fall. A combination of things—drafting older players, trading draft picks for immediate help—has the Oilers facing an offseason with very little coming down the pipe. What does it mean? If my math is correct, expect to see several college, graduating junior and pro signings to replace the graduating amateurs from the draft.