March 05 2014 06:40AM
Last night was billed as Ales Hemsky's last game as an Edmonton Oiler, and if so he certainly delivered a fine performance. Reports on the morning of the trade deadline suggest New York may be his ultimate destination, but that might be dependent on the fate of fellow pending free agent Ryan Callahan.
February 26 2014 08:39AM
I don’t really believe in untouchable players. If the right deal comes along, any player is moveable.
But it has to be the right deal, and I don’t think there’s one out there involving Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
February 25 2014 03:15PM
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish held a media availability on Tuesday, fielding questions about the trade deadline, the team’s goaltending and its coaches. The whole thing is well worth watching, but particularly telling was MacTavish’s comments on where he saw the team’s rental players: as fallback options for other NHL teams.
February 24 2014 12:30PM
For the most part, the Edmonton Oilers’ forward line combinations at their first full Olympic practice were what one would expect. The first overall picks were kept together, as they had been before the Olympic break. The bottom-nine skaters were exactly the same too, except for one switch: Ales Hemsky took David Perron’s role as second line left wing, while Perron took Hemsky’s spot on the checking line.
February 20 2014 10:58AM
Though in some ways he's been overshadowed by other defensive prospects - Martin Marincin, drafted a year earlier, has made the jump to the NHL while Darnell Nurse has better draft pedigree - Oscar Klefbom remains one of the more significant young players in the Oilers organization.
We were able to catch up with him on Monday in Oklahoma City and ask him some questions about his season and what he brings to the Oilers.