Anton Lander has made it impossible for the Edmonton Oilers not to recall him

Jonathan Willis
February 15 2014 10:38PM


The fate of prospect Anton Lander is one of the decisions the Edmonton Oilers will need to make soon. The 22-year-old centre, drafted 40th overall by the team back in 2009, is in his final year of waiver exemption. More than that, he’s laying waste to the American Hockey League.

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Six Straight Wins

Jonathan Willis
February 14 2014 11:52PM

Anton Lander scored a goal off a wicked shot (it’s in the highlight package above) with 20 seconds left to play against the Lake Erie Monsters to give the Oklahoma City Barons their sixth consecutive win. After looking like they were done around the midpoint of the season, Oklahoma is now only four points out of a playoff spot in the AHL’s Western Conference.

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OGDB 1.0: So It Begins

Jonathan Willis
February 13 2014 09:55AM

Canada 2010 Gold Moment

Team Canada kicks off its defence of Olympic gold today, facing Norway in what is a late night game in Sochi but an awfully early one on this side of the Atlantic. 

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Dallas Eakins and the Toronto Marlies

Jonathan Willis
February 12 2014 09:01PM

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When a coach or manager is hired by an NHL organization, they bring with them a wealth of connections to other players and managers and coaches and often those networks are used to determine who an organization adds. For example, the signings of Denis Grebeshkov and Brad Hunt added players who Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish knew from his coaching days.

This season, the Dallas Eakins connection to the Toronto Marlies has at least informed a number of the Oilers’ decisions, with varying results.

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Phoenix could be a good trade destination for Ales Hemsky

Jonathan Willis
February 11 2014 06:21PM


If the Edmonton Oilers do in fact plan to move veteran right wing Ales Hemsky at this year’s NHL trade deadline, the Phoenix Coyotes may well be a good fit as the team on the other end of that transaction.

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