September 05 2014 07:00AM
There’s a dichotomy that seems to exist between people who spend a lot of time covering the Edmonton Oilers and others who have a more general knowledge of the team. In my experience the former camp, by-and-large, seems pretty content with the deals that the Oilers reached with their best young forwards. The latter camp tends to see them as a mistake.
September 04 2014 05:36PM
With every passing day we are getting closer to training camp, and as more players arrive in town I will write about them, but I'd also like to look at the rest of the Western conference. We know what changes the Oilers made, and most agree the team has improved, but have they improved enough to compete for a playoff spot?
Let's look at the rest of the west and see.
September 04 2014 03:59PM
Since 2010, the Edmonton Oilers have been sending prospects to Oklahoma
territory in order to grind their skills into useful assets. "Iron out
the mistakes" I once heard it called, by a Triple A baseball manager,
and that seems about right. I believe we're about to see at least two
very good rookie seasons from the current group of youngsters graduating
to the AHL.
September 04 2014 01:32PM
Sean Monahan is likely, at some point, to be a very good NHL player.
He wasn’t one last season. And if Leon Draisaitl has a rookie campaign comparable to Monahan’s, the Oilers will be in serious trouble.
September 03 2014 04:52PM
This afternoon, Wanye and I locked ourselves in the war room at Nation HQ and went through over 50 photoshop entries to come up with the finalists. The sad part about it all is that we were only able to choose 6 finalists. So many of you had great entries that Wanye and I almost blew up in fisticuffs over who would make the final six. After many laughs and heated debates, here are your finalists.