April 08 2016 02:09PM
The Oilers practiced in Leduc today before flying to Vancouver for their final game of the season. A victory gives them 71 points, which is still, at best, 25 points behind third place San Jose in the Pacific and 16 behind Minnesota for the final wild card spot.
This group still requires much improvement if they hope to make the playoffs in their inaugural season at Rogers Place next spring. We will have all summer to discuss and debate what needs to happen, so today let's discuss the present.
April 08 2016 09:04AM
All things being equal, which they very seldom are, when it comes to assessing players, I’ve always preferred guys with a high degree of bite and physical edge to their game over those who don’t provide the same blood-and-guts dimensions. “Softer” players, if you will, although that word tends to send some observers into a tizzy.
Nation World HQ
April 08 2016 05:00AM
Was Lou Lamoriello the best GM in the NHL this year, how injuries played a factor in Canucks awful season, the end of Monahan and Gaudreau's first contracts in Calgary, farewell to Rexall Place in Edmonton, what's changed in the world since the Oilers last made the playoffs, Datsyuk possibly heading back to Russia, the race to the bottom is coming down to the wire and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
April 07 2016 07:25PM
The scouting report on Anton Slepyshev implied the Oilers were acquiring a pretty dynamic player, and the coaching staff in Edmonton were excited about him in the fall. It has been a tough season in North America, but is he on track as a prospect?
April 07 2016 05:30PM
What started off with an afternoon in Churchill Square ended in a Canucks ass kicking and a farewell to an old barn that holds a lot of memories, and a lot of hockey history.