June 25 2014 05:51PM
Darren Dreger of TSN told the nation today two things: the Oilers are "looking for a center" and "Sam Gagner's name seems to surface annually at the draft." For Sam Gagner, center, that suggests this fall is going to see at least a position change, maybe more. Question: how much trade value does 89 have?
June 24 2014 10:53AM
It's draft week, and that means up is down, left is right and right is wrong, and you better decide which side you're on. Rumors about William Nylander or Nick Ritchie drawing into the top five, about Vancouver and Winnipeg and Toronto trading up—it's madness!
Into this Poe spring I'd like to throw out some verse about the Edmonton Oilers. Let's roll.
June 22 2014 03:55PM
There are things you see that force a double take, and that was the case earlier today when I found out the big brains at Extra Skater added a new item on their menu. It's a 'tool you can use' if you're a fan of the draft and CHL prospects, and frankly, it's one big damn deal.
June 21 2014 11:30PM
The Edmonton Oilers and their fans are used to having a front row seat to every summer's entry draft. The last time the club drafted outside the top 10 was Jordan Eberle in 2008, and even then it wasn't their draft slotting (this was the Dustin Penner offer sheet season—by the way those picks for Penner? Tyler Myers, Justin Schultz and Kirill Petrov). This season, it's No. 3 overall again.
The Oilers have been doing this NHL draft thing since 1979, and there's a lot of trivia over 35 years.
June 20 2014 12:04PM
The tipping point: the point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change. Ladies, we're there.