December 23 2016 07:36PM
Tyler Pitlick turned pro in the fall of 2011, and since that day he has been matriculating toward an NHL job. After multiple injuries over multiple years, he finally emerged this season and posted a strong (almost) first half of the season. Does anyone have a list of injuries? I do, but it may not be complete. It is impressive, I will say that much.
December 22 2016 07:35PM
Anton Slepyshev was a key player in a wild and crazy pair of deals made by Craig MacTavish on draft weekend, 2013. The trade (one second round pick for what would turn into five selections) has produced three young men who are trying to make their way as NHL players, with (possibly) more to come. We last looked in during June's lead up to the draft, let's see what has changed.
December 18 2016 04:14PM
Laurent Brossoit and the Bakersfield Condors had an eventful week, with players coming and going from the big club—and a blowout loss on Saturday night. As the prospects get ready for the Christmas break across hockey, let's have a look at what happened this week. Photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved.
December 18 2016 10:38AM
It seems quite clear the Edmonton Oilers will tweak the roster after the Christmas break, and there is no doubt some of the help will come from Bakersfield. Laurent Brossoit, recently demoted Anton Slepyshev and others could see their way back to the big club in the coming weeks. Will Peter Chiarelli gift this NHL roster with a substantial deadline addition? Photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved.
December 17 2016 07:10PM
It looks like Todd McLellan is putting the band back together. Based on published practice lines from yesterday, Jordan Eberle will slide up to the McDavid—Lucic line for the evening (and possibly beyond). In a season where Eberle has either been a target or a possible target for fans, this should mean another million or two words written about 14. What can be said in defense of Eberle? He is very consistent—and that has a lot of value.