March 15 2015 10:34AM
The Edmonton Oilers spent a lot of draft picks on defensemen and centers 2011+ and the impact on the prospect depth chart is predictable. The Oilers, despite needing defensemen and centers at the NHL level, are overflowing at those positions in the system and it could impact who gets drafted this summer.
March 14 2015 07:15PM
Laurent Brossoit (shown here in photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) is the best goaltending prospect in the Oilers system today. The club has several youngsters under contract but we're likely to see a massive turnover at the position this summer, both at the NHL and minor-league level.
March 14 2015 12:00PM
There are several high quality defensemen available in the 2015 draft but there's a range of opinion about the 'best available' at the position. Noah Hanifin remains the likely 'first defenseman off the board' but the Russian Prokorov has a lot of momentum as we head toward spring. The other name you hear about in the range of the top five overall? Zach Werenski.
March 10 2015 09:36PM
What a difference a year makes. This time last year, we were talking about the 'Deutschland Dangler' and the possibility of a big, skill center finally playing for the Edmonton Oilers. These months later? Sedated for McDavid?
Not so fast. Leon Draisaitl is writing an impressive story in junior.
March 08 2015 07:42PM
Bogdan Yakimov appears to be turning a corner offensively in his first AHL season. He's one of the bright lights this week among Oilers' prospects. Joining him are Leon Draisaitl and the suddenly hot Keven Bouchard.