May 05 2012 07:36AM
As much as we love Jordan Eberle and as patriotic as we are about Canada, Oiler fans would prefer the young man not follow in the footsteps of Captain Canada.
May 04 2012 07:35AM
The NHL combine list is out and if the past is any indication it offers Oilers fans a road map for the draft.
May 02 2012 08:18PM
Months are giving way to weeks and eventually weeks will fade into days. The 2012 Entry draft--with the Edmonton Oilers once again at the bow. Ironically, it's the rear end that's likely to get a lot of attention.
May 01 2012 07:04AM
In a perfect world, picking number one overall would come with some kind of guarantee. Something like "by winning this selection and taking X player, we guarantee said player will have a statue outside your building 25 years from today." Sadly, there are no draft guarantees and close only counts in horseshoes. What value DOES the first overall pick give a franchise?
April 29 2012 06:53AM
The best way to procure outstanding defensive talent (or any talent) is via the draft. However, being patient with young defensemen can be the hardest part--suffering through the growing pains is almost impossible and has caused many NHL teams to send away future stars of the game.