April 26 2014 01:57PM
It’s a shame for Craig MacTavish that the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks play in the same division. If they were in separate divisions, not only might he have added goalie Cory Schneider a year ago, but he would have an opportunity to make a play for some very talented individuals likely to be ejected from that team this summer.
April 25 2014 07:48AM
The Edmonton Oilers don’t really need defensive prospects – the organizational cupboard is loaded there. But if Aaron Ekblad, a potential franchise defenceman, falls to the team in the No. 3 slot at this summer’s draft, it’s going to be awfully hard for the club to pick somebody else.
How would the addition of Ekblad impact the rest of Edmonton’s summer planning?
April 23 2014 12:28PM
There has been a lot of discussion this summer about Dallas Eakins’ assistant coaches. Partially, that’s because coaching seems clearly to have been an issue this year, and the revolving door in Edmonton means Eakins himself isn’t likely to go. Partially it’s because his current assistants fit the ‘old boys’ bill a little too well and have had suspicious longevity in an organization that fires almost everyone else.
Moving beyond the current staff, what qualities would we expect to see in a new Eakins assistant?
April 21 2014 12:03PM
There aren’t a lot of busy news days for teams outside the playoff picture at this point, but for good and ill the Edmonton Oilers had one on Monday. Front office changes and a disgruntled player speaking out made for a very interesting morning in Oil country.
April 19 2014 06:00AM
Few questions matter more to the current edition of the Edmonton Oilers than the one regarding Nail Yakupov’s future. Coming off a terrible year, is he a draft bust in the making or is he a player with extraordinary potential who just had things go sideways?
What does history suggest?