March 31 2012 08:55AM
In the short and impressive history of the Edmonton Oilers, there have been precious few rookies who have reached 50 points in a season. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is one of them.
March 30 2012 12:01PM
So the Oilers play the LA Kings tonight in another meaningless game do they? And Gregor is doing married guy stuff before his show and asked us to write the GDB on his behalf? How will we live with the pressure of trying to describe a game that will be forgotten by 99% of us within days?
Fingers and brain don't fail us now!*
March 30 2012 09:18AM
There is a little over a week and five games remaining this season for the Edmonton Oilers. With no playoff possibilities, it can be a chunk of games that is hard to get charged up to play in.
March 29 2012 01:50PM
The rebuild isn't over - but there is already a clear winner.
There are those out there passionately committed to the idea of a bottom-to-top rebuild, a systematic restructuring of the Edmonton Oilers that sees the team wander for an unspecified but finite time in the hockey wilderness before finally emerging into the promised land. They include fans, columnists both paid directly by the Oilers and financially independent of the organization, and undoubtedly people in the team’s management structure.
March 29 2012 11:32AM
What is a top-six forward?
How many teams have six legit top-six forwards?
How many successful teams have six similar top-six forwards?
We can debate who qualifies as a top-six forward, but it seems few teams have six legitimate ones, and those that do rarely have all of them producing at the same time. However, the good teams don't have six of the same type of forwards on their top two lines. Most of them have a variety of size, grit and tenacity combined with above-average skill.