February 26 2012 12:04AM
Every deadline it's the same: NHL teams enter into a feeding frenzy over NHL capable defensemen.
February 25 2012 08:36AM
The Ales Hemsky contract extension was a good move for the Oilers, and it should finally put an end to the ridiculous comments that Hemsky doesn't like Edmonton. He could have earned a longer deal on July 1st, but after so many years of not having much skill around him, Hemsky recognized that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle will make the game more fun and exciting for him moving forward.
For me, the most important part of this extension is that the Oilers didn't trade away a proven NHL player for more picks and prospects. They wouldn't have won any trade involving Hemsky prior to Monday, and rather than take a step backwards in the rebuild they kept moving forward by signing the 13th overall pick in 2001.
February 25 2012 07:07AM
The prophecy for this trade deadline suggested lots of movement in Edmonton. As one of the few teams clearly out of the playoff race, it was thought that the club would be active. Now? It's a moving target.
February 23 2012 07:27PM
So, word is that Ales Hemsky might be willing to come off his position of wanting a long-term deal and sign for a shorter term with the Edmonton Oilers if the money is right. Fine. Unless the Oilers aren't interested.