October 04 2016 07:00AM
As the Edmonton Oilers of today continue to search for a right-handed defenceman who can move the puck and generate points from the back end, I can’t help but hop into my hockey time machine and think how perfect a fit diminutive Finn Risto Siltanen would be now, just as he was when the Oilers broke into the NHL in 1979-80.
October 03 2016 05:00PM
Los Angeles’ Tanner Pearson will have a hearing for an illegal check to the head on Edmonton’s Brandon Davidson. Date and time TBD.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) October 3, 2016
The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Monday that Tanner Pearson will have a hearing for his illegal check to the head of Oilers defenseman Brandon Davidson.
October 03 2016 03:00PM
We're still waiting for real hockey games, but there won't be a dull day off the ice between now and the start of the NHL regular season. Monday kicks off another week and another batch of players for the waiver wire.
October 03 2016 01:00PM
The Oilers have three preseason games remaining, and those vying for a roster spot will likely have two, maybe three, games left to secure a roster spot.
Who is on the bubble?
October 03 2016 12:00PM
This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also, a special thanks to Sean Tierney who provided data visualization for the series.
Everything went according to plan in the Pacific Division last season.
The Californian teams dominated, as the Kings and Sharks found the stride that they had misplaced in 2014-15 and the Ducks continued to roll despite a terrible start. The Flames fell back down to earth and the Canucks showed signs of aging, joining the perpetually rebuilding Oilers and the tank-happy Coyotes at the bottom of the standings.
This year is bound to be a little more complicated. The Sharks and Kings look to be as strong as they were last season, but the Ducks have struggled mightily with the threat of the expansion draft, and the Coyotes, Oilers and Flames each made strides to improve themselves around their core of young talent.