December 03 2015 11:55AM
As an Oilers fan since their inception, I could quote you chapter and verse about quality defenseman. The breathtaking Paul Coffey, the tough and rugged Kevin Lowe, the range of skills belonging to Charlie Huddy, Jason Smith and his physicality, Mount Pronger, the puck skills of Janne Niinimaa, and on it goes. Darnell Nurse offers us a unique opportunity: A throwback defenseman with a modern skill set to match. It is going to be so much fun to watch him these coming years. Question: Is he going to make it, at 20, on a top pairing with Andrej Sekera? Or should the Oilers contemplate a (possibly short-term) trip down the depth chart?
November 30 2015 09:30AM
The word we're getting is that the Edmonton Oilers could be facing a fascinating prospect tonight in Toronto. With James Reimer injured and Jonathan Bernier struggling, prospect Garret Sparks could make his NHL debut. Before we get excited, let's check out this AHL phenom, and compare him to Edmonton's goalie-in-waiting, Laurent Brossoit.
November 29 2015 06:13PM
Teddy bears were hitting the ice and pucks were finding nets this week across the Oilers prospect umbrella. This week also saw the recall to the NHL for Jujhar Khaira, the second 2012 draft pick to play for Edmonton. Here's a look at the week that was for Oilers prospects.
November 29 2015 07:25AM
Jujhar Khaira played in his first NHL game last night, overcoming incredible odds and fulfilling a dream of many Canadian kids. What's next? More, please.
November 28 2015 11:00AM
Justin Schultz will be in the lineup tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins, giving the Oilers another puck-moving defender and another full tank of chaos. The second game of a back-to-back sometimes mean slow starts or bad endings, but this Oilers team can't seem to put together 60 strong minutes no matter the situation. Perhaps Mr. Schultz can help in this area.