May 06 2015 02:03PM
One of the major items on Peter Chiarelli's to do list is to find an experienced head coach to lead this team out of the perennial basement in which they reside. Well, according to NHL.com, the Edmonton Oilers have interviewed Todd McLellelan for the head coaching position.
May 06 2015 07:00AM
The Edmonton Oilers have a subpar defence, and have for some time. Among the avenues available to them to improve upon that defence is free agency. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask which free agents the Oilers should make a point of targeting.
May 05 2015 01:20PM
The Oklahoma City Barons have signed Darnell Nurse to an amateur tryout as they prep for the second round of the AHL playoffs. Nurse finished his CHL career just a few days ago at the hands of junior hockey’s most dynamic player, but he closes the book on his OHL career while considered by many to be the best defenseman in the league. The ATO will prevent him from burning a year on his ELC.
May 05 2015 11:30AM
Trademark or not, the provincial rivalry known as the Battle of Alberta between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames has been reduced to a We Suck Less Than You Do skirmish of weaklings and have-nots for too long. Might that change next season? I think it will.
May 05 2015 09:45AM
Any timeline based on the recent history of third overall picks in the NHL would expect Leon Draisaitl to be ready for a major-league roster spot next season. It is by far the most common outcome.
That doesn’t mean it’s a given. Draisaitl was promoted last year in a “necessity is the mother of invention” move that didn’t work out, and other third overall picks (most recently Kyle Turris) have needed more than two years of development time before they were truly NHL-ready.