August 13 2015 02:43PM
One of the most important items when dealing with NHL prospects is patience. It’s not easy for anyone, and it’s really doesn’t come easy to fans who have been stuck watching the Edmonton Oilers of the last decade, but it’s vital.
One thing that might help, at least in the instance of Leon Draisaitl, is to consider the career of Keith Primeau.
August 13 2015 10:34AM
We're all VERY excited for Rogers Place to open, so we sent the Nation's own Chris the Intern down to the construction site to check in on how things are going!
August 13 2015 08:00AM
We know the Oilers mismanaged their defense last year -- from Marincin being sent down in favour of Brad Hunt, to the constant trotting out of Justin Schultz no matter his quality of play, to the Petry saga -- there was a definite disconnect between what the team was doing and what many of us on the outside were seeing. Chiarelli has changed the makeup of the defense, and added veteran coaching to the Oilers, so perhaps the gap between what the club does and what we see won’t be so drastic. Since Sekera was added to the roster the looming question has been who his partner would be. One of the most common suggestions has been Mark Fayne. Is he up to the challenge?
August 12 2015 07:00PM
There are four spots up for grabs when it comes to goaltending in the Edmonton Oilers’ minor-league system.
August 12 2015 02:21PM
On Tuesday, Marco Roy returned to the Edmonton Oilers. Sort of.
The Oilers opted not to sign the No. 56 overall pick in 2013 to an NHL contract, but he will be in the system next year on an AHL deal. It’s a bright move by the club and keeps an interesting prospect somewhere the team can keep an eye on him.