Shawn Horcoff Puts On His G.M. Hat

Jonathan Willis
April 09 2012 03:51PM

The Oilers did their year-end interviews today, and there’s a lot of interesting stuff to wade through – I imagine both Robin Brownlee and Jason Gregor will have a bunch of material up based on them. There were bits and pieces to pick out of pretty much all the interviews, but I thought some of Shawn Horcoff’s thoughts deserved special attention because he takes a big-picture view that isn’t overly common for NHL players.

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Ryan Murray Supplants Mikhail Grigorenko on Central Scouting’s Final Rankings

Jonathan Willis
April 09 2012 09:52AM

If the Oilers do indeed end up with the second overall pick at this year’s draft, and want to land defenseman Ryan Murray, they may be well-advised not to trade down. The NHL’s Central Scouting Service released their final list this morning, and it came with a bit of a surprise: Ryan Murray has leapfrogged Mikhail Grigorenko into the second overall position.

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Ryan Smyth and Shooting Percentage

Jonathan Willis
April 08 2012 04:53PM

There were really two seasons this year for veteran forward Ryan Smyth.

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The Defensive Pipeline

Jonathan Willis
April 06 2012 04:49PM

The Edmonton Oilers are loaded to the gills with defensive prospects in the AHL, junior, college and Europe. When it comes to sheer numbers, the Oilers don’t really need to stock up a lot on draft day this year.

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Glorious, Glorious Silence

Jonathan Willis
April 06 2012 12:40PM

The Oilers have been in a bit of CBA-related hot water lately. They’ve apparently decided that the best way to avoid it in the future is not to talk about it.

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