November 14 2015 04:56PM
The Edmonton Oilers recall of Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse leaves the minor league team without an impact prospect. Peter Chiarelli and the rest of management will keep an eye on progress though, as several young Condors could eventually be NHL Oilers down the line. Who is closest to NHL-ready?
November 13 2015 05:10PM
September a year ago, Dallas Eakins was talking about two centers and "had no idea who the other two are going to be" at the beginning of training camp. In a way, that's still the case. Source
November 13 2015 03:15PM
The too-often-ignored truth about the NHL trade market is that it’s extremely hard to force a deal. For a team like the Edmonton Oilers—who have been hunting for a big fish defenceman for years now—that’s been awfully frustrating.
The good news is that the new general manager seems both willing and able to make sure the Oilers are players in the deals that do become available.
November 13 2015 01:11PM
NHL scoring is down once again. Last year NHL team's averaged 2.73 goals per game, and through 241 games this season teams are averaging 2.67 GPG. It is not a major difference, but if the league stays at this pace we will see about 148 fewer goals than last year.
Since 1997, NHL teams have averaged fewer than three goals/game, except for 2005/2006 when the NHL clamped down on obstruction and teams averaged 3.08 GPG each.
How can the NHL increase scoring?
November 13 2015 10:41AM
The sting for Oilers fans is that the season must continue without Connor McDavid whether we like it or not. While it was tempting for me to take him off the report card, considering he didn't play, I just couldn't continue on without him. Seeing his smiling face is like a beacon of sunlight on an otherwise cloudy day. Ladies and gentlemen, it's report card time.