October 30 2014 07:00AM
Not much was known about Iiro Pakarinen the day he signed with the Edmonton Oilers, beyond he's a Finn and that's a good thing for the Edmonton Oilers (ALL of the good things that have happened in franchise history included a Finn in the Fotto).
He camp to training camp, impressed, and was sent to the minors. Where he's raising hell.
October 28 2014 04:24PM
To the surprise of no one, the Edmonton Oilers announced today that Leon Draisaitl is staying—for now—with the team. A long and uneven tradition that began with Sam Gagner continues unabated, as the Oilers like their forwards to take one giant leap whenever humanly possible.
It looks like GM Craig MacTavish may be looking to hedge his bets a little though, and that's good news for Oilers fans.
October 26 2014 10:07AM
October 25 2014 06:41AM
Tyler Pitlick and the Oklahoma City Barons had a big night Friday as the offense got rolling in AHL action against the Texas Stars. Elsewhere, Oilers prospects continue their seasons across North America and Europe. Strong performances in junior from Greg Chase, Jackson Houck and Darnell Nurse highlight the week.
October 23 2014 10:49PM
Oilers fans were thrilled when Leon Draisaitl was selected in the first round (No. 3 overall) at the 2014 Entry Draft. A team that had been adding high picks since 2010 finally had their big man in the middle, and the German Draisaitl boasted impressive pedigree. Four months later, I don't think anyone questions his ability, but his NHL-readiness is an issue.