June 27 2015 07:45AM
The Edmonton Oilers finally got their man. Back in 2012, the rumors had the club split among three players at the top of that year's draft: Nail Yakupov, who they chose; Ryan Murray, who Scott Howson chose for the Blue Jackets and Reinhart, whose toughness and size have extreme value for the Oilers organization. Today, Griffin Reinhart moves into a new phase of his career, playing for a team that may find room for him as early as October.
June 26 2015 03:21PM
This is the day of Connor McDavid. Not the lack of oxygen in the Bruins' suite nor the trades that embolden the competition of the wild, wild west can change this fact: THE biggest name in play, this day, is Connor McDavid.
June 23 2015 07:12PM
The Edmonton Oilers spent a metric tonne worth of draft picks last decade on big wingers they hoped would turn into skilled men with size. Almost to a man, these kids were shy on offense, from Brad Winchester in 2000 through Cameron Abney in 2009. Now, with a new management group in place, will the Oilers 'fish where the fish are' and draft big forwards who are also skilled? Here's a look at some candidates.
June 21 2015 08:35PM
The NHL draft is this week and the Edmonton Oilers list is (close to) set. As you know, the Oilers have reportedly fired four scouts (via various sources) and clearly will have a different look next season. What area did the forensics identify? Why were these moves made now?
June 20 2015 09:54PM
EDM fired head amateur scout Stu MacGregor tonight as well as two other amateur scouts and one pro scout.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 21, 2015
The final final lists are no doubt complete and with that changes for next season can begin. New GM Peter Chiarelli was expected to make changes to the scouting department and that began today.