May 15 2016 03:29PM
Every once in awhile I will think about Jordan Oesterle's season and project him onto the Oilers roster in 2016-17. He is advancing as a prospect, you know. He has learned his lessons in the AHL, the wobbly bits are less a part of his everyday game—and that brilliant footspeed shines like a diamond.
The problem with projecting him is this: He is a lefty, and Edmonton has so many—too many—at both the NHL and AHL level. How does a prospect like Oesterle make it to the NHL?
May 15 2016 12:24PM
Ethan Bear’s season has just come to a close. His Seattle Thunderbirds lost in the WHL final to the Brandon Wheat Kings after steamrolling the competition up to that point. No doubt he’s disappointed right now, but the Edmonton Oilers should be excited about the progress Bear made during this campaign.
May 15 2016 07:00AM
Cameron Morrison is easily the best player available in the USHL this year from a statistical standpoint (USNTDP players aside). He's being billed as a power forward and rightfully so - he's got the size, shot, and aggressive playing style of a power winger.
In his first season in the USHL, the Ontario native blew away his competition, leading in all relevant statistical categories, all while being one of the youngest members of his draft class.
Cameron Morrison projects to go in the mid second round, but you shouldn't be surprised if his name comes up just a little earlier than that.
May 14 2016 12:03PM
Logan Brown 5? pic.twitter.com/vvDjS72Ayh— Lorenzo (@LD10) May 1, 2016
The answer is 6.06, and he won't turn 20 until March of 2018—lord knows how tall he will be by then. Logan Brown has been an interesting player all year long, but a late spike—trumpeted by Craig Button on an appearance with Guy Flaming on the Pipeline Show and then a monster leap in his mock draft—has many of us scrambling to find out more about him. Want to know more about Logan Brown? Look up. WAY up.
May 14 2016 09:00AM
Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli has made it clear that he’s willing to discuss trades involving his team’s No. 4 overall pick at this summer’s NHL Draft. For the most part, he has suggested trading down, rather than trading out entirely, and if that’s the plan it’s helpful to look back at what Garth Snow and the New York Islanders did in 2008.