February 17 2014 09:34AM
The Edmonton Oilers’ defence corps is poorly regarded, and with good reason: it simply isn’t good enough. With that said, while it’s an awful mess there are also at least some building blocks in place. Who are they? To try and answer that question, we’ll look at the Oilers’ scoring chance totals with various defencemen on the ice, as well as some other statistics.
February 16 2014 07:15PM
Crazy thought. NEVER HAPPEN! And yet.....if a team has possession of a player's contract and that player's value is greater to said team than what is being offered in trade? What then? What DO you do?
February 16 2014 06:36AM
Sunday’s match between the Canadian and Finnish men’s hockey teams isn’t an elimination game, but it is the first chance Canada will have to play against an actual medal threat in Sochi. Finland by most estimates ranks fifth among best-on-best teams at games like this, and in the early going has cut through the Austrian and Norwegian entries with the same ease as Canada.
And for their biggest test of the tournament, head coach Mike Babcock has made some lineup changes.
February 15 2014 10:38PM
The fate of prospect Anton Lander is one of the decisions the Edmonton Oilers will need to make soon. The 22-year-old centre, drafted 40th overall by the team back in 2009, is in his final year of waiver exemption. More than that, he’s laying waste to the American Hockey League.
February 15 2014 11:11AM
The trade deadline is 21 days away, and the Edmonton Oilers are no doubt formulating their plan of action. Will they trade Nick Schultz? Surely. Ales Hemsky? Likely. Sam Gagner? It sure looks like it. Craig MacTavish has been trading players for players of late, but the organization needs to add a few 2014 picks (their second rounder is in St. Louis for Perron, third rounder in Los Angeles for Scrivens). Chances are they'll be sending away some of these NHL players for picks at the deadline. This means AHL players will be getting the call. Who is on that list?