April 04 2012 05:12PM
It’s a question I get once at least once a week, and lately it feels more like a daily or even hourly occurrence: should Shawn Horcoff be the captain of the Edmonton Oilers?
April 04 2012 10:41AM
We’re nearing the end of the 2011-12 season now. The Oilers have a pair of games left on the schedule and will close out the season on Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks. From a team perspective, there isn’t much left to see; on the individual level there are the usual battles with guys trying to stay with the team or in the league. Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be putting the final touches on campaigns that have them in the running for the Lady Byng and the Calder, respectively.
The latter point is the one I want to highlight this morning.
April 03 2012 09:51AM
Smyth, Horcoff, Jones, Belanger. Belanger, Jones, Horcoff, Smyth.
When people talk about “the veterans” in derisive tones, typically they’re talking about two or three of this group.
April 02 2012 09:27AM
Virtually everyone acknowledges that the Oilers need some help on the back end. Fewer are clear on the guys they want to see sent away to make room.
March 31 2012 01:09PM
The Edmonton Oilers ended up looking a little silly yesterday. First, they recalled Magnus Paajarvi. Tom Renney talked about him playing on the top line with Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle. Then, the Oilers had to return Paajarvi to the AHL after the NHL informed them they’d used their allotted four post-deadline recalls.
What does it mean?