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.
February 19 2014 08:52PM
We're just a week away from NHL hockey returning, but I'm thinking about the summer. Warm breeze, barbeque humming, lawn mower rumbling, beer in the fridge and those Oilers are making noises. It seems so far away, and yet the draft and free agency are on the way! Here's what might happen.
February 19 2014 01:27AM
After three rather uneventful preliminary games, we finally get to the games that matter and Canada ends up with the easiest quarterfinal opponent in Latvia. Give the Latvians credit, they scored three goals on the stingy Swiss yesterday and were deserving of their 3-1 victory, but their Cinderella run ends today.
Had Canada lost to Finland they would be playing Russia, and the angst and excitement would be much higher, but I think we will have to wait until Friday to be excitedly nervous about a game.
While I'm giving Latvia no chance, the Canadian players won't be looking past them. Canada's forwards are horny for goals, and I expect we'll see quite a few of them break out offensively.
February 18 2014 08:37AM
The strength of the Edmonton Oilers’ rebuild was supposed to be its forwards, but we’ve seen some cracks in that department this season. In the following piece, we’ll look take a statistical look at the Oilers’ forwards, leaning heavily on scoring chance totals and contextual statistics.
February 17 2014 04:56PM
Mitchell Moroz scored the 30th goal of his season today. And then, he scored 31. That's a solid total for the physical winger, a number many didn't think he'd reach in a single season. I'm sure Moroz is feeling good about himself—and he should—because 30 goals in a season among big tough wingers is a pretty rare thing. Or is it?