October 31 2013 05:09PM
The Oilers struggles early in the season bring some familiar items from years previous, including the extreme value of high draft picks. With the Oilers currently 28th overall in the NHL standings, a top 3 selection is possible (if things continue). How valuable is a pick that high? Very valuable. How good is this season's crop? Early returns are mixed.
October 30 2013 07:04AM
I'm not sure if this is a sign of age, I'm going crazy or it's a reflection of current turmoil, but my love for the 2006 Stanley team continues unabated 88 months later.
October 27 2013 11:37AM
Every new season brings us a fresh batch of surprises (good and bad) from the prospects bubbling under. This season, Edmonton, Calgary, Sault Ste. Marie and faraway Neftekhimik are sending good arrows, while the down arrows come from Quebec, Vancouver and Californa. How good are these kids? Let's have a look.
October 26 2013 07:29PM
The Edmonton Oilers farm system is developing players, but most of the top end Barons prospects currently are defensemen. With today's injury to Tyler Pitlick, the club's minor league system is perhaps primed for a 'defenseman traded for a forward' deal that addresses the club's need for more skill forwards. Who should it be?
October 25 2013 05:07PM
I've written an article about Tyler Pitlick over 40 times since he was drafted, which means I'm either diligent or a sucker for punishment. Pitlick's career progression is a reminder for all of us: these prospects rarely go in a straight line, and sometimes they lose one or two useful things along the way.