May 30 2009 11:20AM
With few exceptions (Oilers examples include Ales Hemsky, Sam Gagner, Andrew Cogliano) most future NHL forwards need to refine their game in the minors before they can make the jump to the world’s best league. Their performance in the AHL gives us an idea of their potential as NHL’ers.
May 29 2009 08:38AM
Late in the 2007 draft, the Edmonton Oilers invested their final three picks on some rather unheralded Euros - smallish forward Linus Omark, Slovakian junior Milan Kytnar, and big Swedish forward William Quist. Omark has developed very nicely since draft day, and after a big-time season in the Elitserien he’s signed a contract with the KHL after being unable to come to terms with the Oilers. Quist has been a trainwreck; refusing advice from the Oilers to the point where he really isn’t on the map anymore, and if I’m reading the CBA right will re-enter the draft when the Oilers don’t sign him this summer.
May 28 2009 10:21AM
The Edmonton Journal is reporting today that Denis Grebeshkov is likely to return to the Oilers and is close to signing a three-year deal worth a shade over 3-million dollars a season.
May 26 2009 08:32AM
UFA Options is a continuing series that gives a brief run-down of the unrestricted free agent market this summer, team-by-team. Our next team for consideration is the Colorado Avalanche.
May 25 2009 08:15AM
UFA Options is a continuing series that gives a brief run-down of the unrestricted free agent market this summer, team-by-team. Our next team for consideration is the Chicago Blackhawks.