September 21 2013 04:25PM
It's been a painful off-season for fans of the Oklahoma City Barons. Losing one of their favorite adopted sons Kristian Pelss without getting a chance to say goodbye, and the steady stream of news about other Barons heading to new stops in the hockey world. Barons fans will need a program, but we can begin to see what's heading to Oklahoma this fall and winter.
September 20 2013 09:36PM
The Edmonton Oilers are over a week away from the beginning of their regular season, but their prospects are getting started in junior and Euro leagues. Early returns are very encouraging.
September 18 2013 06:49PM
There was no way for Kyle Brodziak to push his way past the first round picks and find an NHL job. Sure, he'd improved a lot since his draft day, but as fall 2007 brought shorter days and cooler nights, Brodziak faced an impossible task--how can a guy taken 214th overall win an NHL job over TWO first round picks?
September 15 2013 12:33AM
The Edmonton Oilers (the Rexall version) scored early and often but didn't play a full 60 minutes. The result? A shootout loss at the hands of the Calgary Flames. The split squads in each city ended up playing spoiler for the home fans, but the most important item--finding the 23 men for the final roster--came a little closer to focus in the two games. Here's my take on the Edmonton performers.
September 14 2013 08:46AM
Nail Yakupov is a splendid hockey player and an absolutely incredible quote. He's a flashy guy with a great deal of loyalty and continues to endear himself to Oilers Nation by saying exactly the right thing at the right time. The result is a growing bond between player and fanbase--I dare say that if the Yak Celly reaction happened today, critics would have been quiet that night (and that's not a bad thing). Nail Yakupov is larger than life, an emerging legend, and it's our good fortune to be along for the ride.