October 09 2011 11:26PM
I'd like to think we learned a lot together last season about Oklahoma City, player development and the importance of a thriving farm team. The lessons continue, as class is in session for you and me again this season. Whereas last year, we found out about spelling, pronunciation and syllables (courtesy this young woman, God bless her--wait! he already did!), this year we're going to find out a little bit about how successful teams handle prospects.
October 08 2011 08:42AM
Playing defense in the National Hockey League is no easy assignment. Especially in today's NHL, where clutching and grabbing are penalties, the pace is breathtaking and the decisions rapid fire. The dangers are also enormous, that fact hitting home for Oiler fans during the pre-season. Former Oiler Sean Brown will talk to us today on Nation Radio about the Taylor Fedun play, the rigors of the NHL game and his experiences at the highest level of hockey.
October 05 2011 05:00PM
Kevin Lowe has been a major part of the Edmonton Oilers organization for most of the last 32 years. Since being drafted in 1979, Lowe has been player, coach, GM and currently president of Hockey Ops. Last night--via twitter--speculation about Lowe's future kicked into overdrive. It's been a major story in Edmonton sports today and from the sounds of things caused a ripple in the Oilers management team (based on reaction time).
October 04 2011 07:26PM
Talent can be found in the most unusual places. Sports history gives us many examples of teams adding talent at little cost. Green Bay's Packers of the 1960s, the Whitey Herzog Cardinals baseball team 82+ and hockey's NY Islanders from 1974-83 are all great examples of finding talent buried in other organizations or the deep minors.
October 02 2011 08:22AM
My name is Lowetide and I haven't thought about the Oilers trading for a defenseman in five minutes. (polite applause)