February 11 2014 10:01AM
Brief as it has been, Slovak Martin Marincin has impressed just about everybody in his first look-see with the Edmonton Oilers. Now, the pencil-thin defenseman gets to spend a couple weeks up close and personal with boyhood idol Zdeno Chara. Think that might help him learn the ropes?
February 10 2014 06:13PM
One of the first moves made by Craig MacTavish last summer was signing big Finn winger Jesse Joensuu. It spelled the end of the line for Teemu Hartikainen, another Finn, and for Joensuu it represented a strong opportunity to re-start his NHL career.
February 10 2014 10:58AM
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|2||* - Grand Rapids Griffins||49||30||15||2||2||64||0.653||163||123||1-0-0-0||4-5-1-0||2-2||653|
|3||* - Toronto Marlies||48||28||16||2||2||60||0.625||139||127||0-1-0-0||5-5-0-0||4-2||904|
|11||Oklahoma City Barons||49||21||22||1||5||48||0.490||148||169||5-0-0-0||7-3-0-0||1-5||817|
|13||San Antonio Rampage||48||19||21||3||5||46||0.479||134||151||4-0-2-2||5-1-2-2||7-5||729|
|14||Lake Erie Monsters||47||20||23||0||4||44||0.468||121||148||0-2-0-0||3-6-0-1||4-4||1012|
While the Oilers are on their Olympic break, the OKC Barons have won five straight to get themselves back in the playoff race. I caught up with head coach Todd Nelson to get an update on his team, but mainly we discussed how some individual players have been performing.
February 09 2014 01:39PM
This is the second part in a series we started yesterday. We looked at the forward roster then, attempting to identify keepers for next season and roles that needed to be filled. We do the same today, but this time focusing on defence and goaltending.
February 09 2014 10:45AM
Be Bad for Ekblad. Death Rattle for Draisaitl. The early draft chants for 2014 aren't exactly poetry, and the sheer number of them tells us there's no clear cut favorite for the top spot this time. The new year does bring us some clarity, and the top 5 seem to be surrounded. Here's a guess about the current lay of the land for the 2014 NHL entry draft.