April 01 2015 02:39PM
The one positive the Oilers can take out of this season is that their organizational depth has improved. Martin Marincin, Anton Lander, Andrew Miller, Iiro Pakarinen and Brandon Davidson all played at least 27 games in the AHL this season, but when they got to the NHL they were able to contribute, instead of just taking up a roster spot.
Tyler Pitlick didn't look out of place either when he was in the lineup, and if he could stay healthy, he gives them even more depth. These players have been effective in the NHL, and they are all still improving, which is much more than you could say about call ups in previous years.
The Oilers need to build the foundation of their team through drafting and development, and I'm cautiously optimistic that they are finally starting to see some positive signs in that regard.
April 01 2015 08:00AM
That the Edmonton Oilers will go out and acquire at least one new goaltender this summer seems obvious. What are the team’s options, and who should it add?
March 31 2015 05:02PM
The Tank. It’s ripping the NHL apart right now and pundits are trying to sort out how to fix it. Teams are losing and not just that, they’re trying to lose. No, not the players. The players would never try to lose. In fact, any player who tried to lose a game on purpose is scum and deserves to be exiled to the desert where they wander the waste lands looking for shelter from the oppressive sun and dodging bands of roaming cannibals. But, organizations sure as heck are trying to build purposefully poor rosters in order to pick up a lot of L’s. What do we do about it?
March 31 2015 03:08PM
The time has come for you to once again do your civic duty and select the next Photoshop champion. One of the following heroes will be walking away with a swag package the likes of which the world has never seen, and will bask in eternal glory! Many have entered, but only one can be named champion. Who will it be? As always, that's up to you.
March 31 2015 01:33PM
On Tuesday the Edmonton Oilers announced that they had signed University of Denver defenceman Joey LaLeggia to an entry-level deal. LaLeggia, originally a fifth-round pick of the Oilers in the 2012 Draft, had just finished his fourth season in college hockey.