March 16 2013 09:25AM
When it comes to the Edmonton Oilers, it seems everyone is looking "long term." Ralph Krueger is taking the longer view in regard to Nail Yakupov's development, and Ladislav Smid is willing to stay with the Oilers--wants to--but also wants the security of a long term deal. Does Ralph have it right? Is Laddy worth a long term deal?
March 15 2013 07:27AM
Toronto spent a 2nd round pick on him, turned him pro, nurtured him through the tough times showing a great deal of patience. And then, just as he was ready, they pushed him to the curb.
March 13 2013 08:19PM
At last year's trade deadline, the Edmonton Oilers sent away 2-way defender Tom Gilbert in favor of veteran defensive defenseman Nick Schultz. It capped a 3-year period where Edmonton sent away quality, veteran players. Will we see the same this time?
March 12 2013 10:36PM
Magnus Paajarvi took a circuitous route to the NHL, considering he starting his North American career in the NHL. After spending plenty of his entry level deal in the AHL--along with 121 in the NHL--he appears to have arrived as an overnight sensation.
March 10 2013 12:02PM
With the wrong-way Oilers securing 15th in the NW and the trade deadline just weeks away, we begin our annual parsing of the roster to find out who among the miserable will be sent away.