October 14 2012 09:57AM
The Edmonton Oilers have a lot of prospects either in the system, in junior, college or European leagues. We're early into the regular season in most of these leagues and early returns for the top 20 (and beyond) is very positive.
October 13 2012 10:27AM
Lots of chatter online last night about the Barons and their 2-1 loss in Cleveland. I think logic and good sense tell us this version of the OKC Barons are going to set towns like Cleveland on fire this winter--but there is a certain amount of patience required for Oilers Nation.
October 11 2012 07:58AM
Photo courtesy of Rob Ferguson. All rights reserved.
In the more than 30 years the Oilers have been sending kids to the farm, the team Todd Nelson will send out into the Cleveland night tomorrow will be the best in team history as soon as the first skate blade cuts into the ice.
October 09 2012 01:15PM
(The Nation Network plans to set out a long series of historical posts, detailing the best known players and teams from each club's era. Lowetide's profile of Mark Messier is the first step down that long road.)
Mark Messier embodied the heart, soul, skill and physical presence that made up the Boys on the Bus. He was loud and proud, youthful and exuberant, creative and skilled, filthy. Oh. And he played on winning teams. A lot.
October 08 2012 02:17PM
Nail Yakupov is a rookie in a very good league, the KHL. So when he's named rookie of the week, it's a pretty big deal, right? Nail Yakupov's first 4 games in the KHL saw him score 3 goals, a healthy clip at any level. How are we to compare Yakupov's accomplishments in the faraway league to past snipers?