May 24 2014 03:50PM
This is Martin Gernat. The young Slovak is progressing as a pro player after a solid junior career. Observers mention his connection to Martin Marincin from time to time—they're from Kosice, Slovakia, they both play defense, and they both need to eat an extra steak or two over the summer—and they do have a lot in common. One area they are different? The current trade value.
May 23 2014 08:45AM
When it comes to the trade market this summer, Craig MacTavish does have one advantage: cap dollars. He can take on a big contract from a team with cap pressure, and might get a reasonable player at less than full value. Here are 7 such players who could help the Oilers next season.
May 21 2014 07:37PM
The NHL released their combine invite list this week, it's a chance to see the young players NHL teams are really curious about for 2014's draft. The list is basically Central Scouting's list, with a few requests thrown in here and there from the clubs themselves. It can be an informative list.
May 19 2014 05:00PM
Craig MacTavish partnered with St. Louis last season in a deal that helped the Oilers. David Perron was one of the few bright spots in a long season. MacT may go south this summer, as the Florida Panthers offer Edmonton some nice possibilities.
May 18 2014 12:49PM
The Edmonton Oilers were halfway home in terms of their starting 4 centers before the offseason began. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Boyd Gordon are locks, but what about newly signed Mark Arcobello and Anton Lander? What about the 3rd overall selection? It's a mistake. All of it. The Oilers have to do more.