October 06 2014 04:45PM
The Edmonton Oilers are improved for 2014-15, but there are miles to go. The roster has the Jacks and Kings for the rest of this decade—Hall, Nuge, Yak, Leon, Darnell—there's only the matter of maturation for the top end. It's those darn 6's and 7's and 9's—Craig MacTavish used to find them five at a time a decade ago—that keep this team running in circles.
The Edmonton Oilers need someone like Marty Reasoner. Stat.
October 05 2014 10:08AM
In the spring, Darnell Nurse played some AHL games for the Oklahoma City Barons. Most observers felt he was unready for that level and certainly miles from being NHL ready. Just a few months later, Nurse is very close to making the Edmonton Oilers. What gives?
October 03 2014 01:42PM
NHL teams are always a little worried at this time of year, as they are forced to make decisions on prospects who are now waiver eligible. There are players who come available at this time of year who have value, and miles of track left on their careers. For the Oilers, two players may be vulnerable this season and the next few days will offer some challenges for management.
September 30 2014 07:00AM
At the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Oilers GM Craig MacTavish was wheeling and dealing draft picks. At the time, it looked like the exact opposite of bold, moving down to collect lower draft picks. 15 months later, how do things look?
September 28 2014 11:35AM
This is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. If you're an Edmontonian and you've never been, get in your vehicle and drive around our city: It's very much the same. Saskatoon is by far Saskatchewan's prettiest city, owing to actual water running through it (Regina Regina Regina: What WHERE you thinking?).
Like Edmonton, Saskatoon has a wonderful history and love affair with hockey.