January 30 2016 09:50AM
Don't ask me why, but every season when the calendar turns to January, minor league prospects seem to sort themselves out. The arrows for some Bakersfield Condors have been going in a very good direction since January 1, and for others it is another year without a spike.
January 29 2016 02:35PM
Friedman: I do believe we are getting closer to day #Oilers makes move w/ one of its young Fs for a D. I'd rank them 1. Eberle/ 2. RNH— Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) January 29, 2016
The Peter Chiarelli Fix-It Shop has been making slow and measured additions through the season, with Zack Kassian being a recent (and effective) example. Based on what we heard this afternoon, perhaps there is a (massive) shoe to drop in the coming days.
January 29 2016 11:00AM
When it came time for the Edmonton Oilers to make the seventh overall selection at the 2013 NHL Draft, they had an impressive array of choices. Winger Valeri Nichushkin, a 6’4” scoring Russian, would have added size up front. Bo Horvat was the kind of responsible two-way centre every team needs.
And then there were two defencemen. The one they picked was Darnell Nurse, the fast, physical OHL’er generally projected as a tough-as-nails top pair shutdown defenceman. The one they passed on was Rasmus Ristolainen, the big, fast, right-shooting Finnish puckmover.
January 29 2016 09:00AM
You would need most of your fingers and toes to count the questionable and downright dim moves the management of the Edmonton Oilers has made during the last decade, and the way I see it (with the benefit of hindsight), the trading away of Andrew Cogliano counts as one of them.
January 29 2016 07:00AM
With the all-star break halting all things Oilers I decided to change things up with this week's report card. This week, we're going to take a look at the reasons why the 2015-16 season hasn't been going as well as we would have hoped. Although there are many reasons that the Oilers find themselves at the bottom of the league standings, yet again, it's up to us to pinpoint the main culprit. My friends, it's report card time.