December 28 2014 10:09PM
The minor leaguers, junior players and college men are working their way up and down the organizational depth charts and this week a few good men spiked in a good way. The best among them? Laurent Brossoit. At the world juniors, Darnell Nurse and William Lagesson are impressing on the big stage, and Anton Slepyshev is doing good things for Ufa at the Spengler Cup. It's been a good week for the men bubbling under.
December 28 2014 12:05PM
The Edmonton Oilers are badly in need of help but are not going to deal any draft picks to get better in the short term. A few weeks back, they had a chance to pick up Kyle Chipchura on waivers but declined the opportunity. Today comes news that Derek Roy has been placed on waivers by the Nashville Predators. Does Edmonton grab him?
December 27 2014 11:31AM
The Edmonton Oilers are in Calgary tonight for the Battle of Alberta. The northern town's fanbase has been so beaten down expectations are low, low, low. There is a flicker of hope, a puncher's chance but the hockey Gods have been most unkind to Oilers Nation. Is tonight a night when good things happen?
December 26 2014 09:12PM
The world Junior Championships hold sway in this country in a way that can't possibly be justified by the actual prize at sake. No sir. The appeal of the WJ's is the "lore" of the event and many of the significant moments in the tournament's history have been provided by teenagers drafted by the Edmonton Oilers. What does this year's tournament hold for us? Hold on!
December 24 2014 04:39PM
Darnell Nurse will be front and center for Edmonton Oilers fans at this year's World Junior Championships. He's one of (at least) three Oilers prospects who will be on display at this year's Christmas party.