January 24 2016 01:00PM
Like it or not, we are going to be talking about the draft again in Edmonton this spring. Unless the Edmonton Oilers plan on going all 'Ralston Purina St. Louis Blues', they are very likely to be sitting front row, feature table. The good news? Some outstanding players are available.
January 23 2016 11:00AM
The Edmonton Oilers reach the All-Star break miles before the rest of the league, but no one is complaining. The injury list is long and includes some of the best roster players (not) available, and the callups are lacking in important (defensive) areas. Hurry sundown, bring the All-Star break, bring rest, healing and a better day. The first 50 games for the Oilers were rife with danger, heartbreak and disappointment, and they barely (seriously) saved their bacon.
January 22 2016 02:14PM
In what has been a strange year for him, Bogdan Yakimov currently plies his trade for Neftekhimik of the KHL. He has played in six games, has an assist and is averaging 13:36 and is dominating the FO circle (63.5%). Question: Will we ever see him again?
January 17 2016 09:23PM
Plenty to talk about among Oilers prospects this week, including Griffin Reinhart's first Condors goal, Jordan Oesterle finding the offensive range and Laurent Brossoit stopping almost everything he saw.
January 17 2016 12:16PM
One of Peter Chiarelli's chores this year was finding a solution at several goalie spots at the pro level. He did have one strong in-house option in Laurent Brossoit (photo by Mark Williams). With today's signing of Cam Talbot to a long-term deal, one of the spots is in place for the next several years. The next logical question? When is it time for Laurent Brossoit to push for the NHL backup job?