September 05 2014 08:38PM
In the last five years, Edmonton's recalls from the farm have been average or smaller. Anton Lander (in photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved), Mark Arcobello and others are finding their way but do not fit the 'big body' description many feel the Oilers need badly. There are bigger man on the way, but are they actual hockey players?
September 04 2014 03:59PM
Since 2010, the Edmonton Oilers have been sending prospects to Oklahoma
territory in order to grind their skills into useful assets. "Iron out
the mistakes" I once heard it called, by a Triple A baseball manager,
and that seems about right. I believe we're about to see at least two
very good rookie seasons from the current group of youngsters graduating
to the AHL.
September 02 2014 06:57PM
Boyd Gordon will be back, Matt Hendricks too, but the Edmonton Oilers are going to need to stretch a few forwards this winter. Many of the penalty-killers from a year ago (forward division) are gone, leaving a gap and an opportunity.
August 31 2014 12:26PM
September long is here, but the Oilers didn't give us the rookie TC roster to discuss. Word is it'll be out next week, and the main list will arrive behind it. Since we have all afternoon to talk Oilers (tomorrow will be devoted to the Eskimos) let's see how close we can get to the actual list.
August 30 2014 07:23PM
And we're back! It seems like only yesterday (that's a lie) we gathered together to count down the best prospects in the Oilers system heading into fall. A year ago, the three best prospects were defensemen and six of the top 10 patrolled the blue.
A lot has changed in 12 months.