August 19 2012 07:56AM
This is Tobias Rieder. His 2011-12 OHL season suggests we should pay attention to him this season. What can he do? A lot.
August 18 2012 07:34AM
Amid the gasps and shudders inspired by the glorious #1's and the gifted man-child Eberle, the kingdom of Sweden gifted Edmonton with a sturdy lad with speed to burn.
August 15 2012 06:07PM
They arrive in our city from exotic places like Toronto, Regina, Norrkoping, Burnaby and Ann Arbour. They don't yet shave, and we don't yet have our favorites. Eventually, they find a way into the hearts of Oilers Nation and we begin the process with a new batch every fall.
What will this fall bring us? Ever heard of Nizhnekamsk?
August 14 2012 06:24AM
Over the next 24 months, the Edmonton Oilers management group will sign the future. How many years should they wrap up these kids? Is Taylor Hall--injuries and all--worth the risk of a 7-year deal? What does that do to Nuge negotiations a year from now? Should Jordan Eberle receive a matching deal?
August 12 2012 09:43AM
The Edmonton Oilers took a practical approach to addressing their defense: using later 1st and 2nd round picks to stock the shelves and then adding later selections when the quality warranted. The three 'early' selections are all on track, and the depth group has a couple of trending prospects. It's too early to shout, but the Edmonton Oilers may well be flush with blue.