September 15 2015 08:00AM
The Penticton Young Stars tournament is over for the Oilers, although they move on to play the Golden Bears on Wednesday. It was three games against their peers for young Oiler prospects to show their stuff to the club. The baby Oilers played the Canucks, the Flames, and the Jets. Here are a few things I took away from the tournament.
September 14 2015 09:54PM
When you’re first falling in love with hockey as a kid, the gap between the basement hockey you play with your dad and the professionals is small. From your perspective, you’re a hockey player – it’s pretty much your entire identity – and when hockey players reach a certain age, they play on TV, in the NHL, for their favourite team, and it’s super fun.
September 14 2015 06:09PM
The Young Stars Tournament in Penticton wrapped up on Monday, and while there’s still oodles to be worked out at the main training camp, a few players might be making things very interesting for the Oilers’ top affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors.
September 14 2015 03:43PM
On Saturday night, TSN’s Bob McKenzie interviewed Edmonton GM Peter Chiarelli. We’ve had a number of posts on this site hitting on what was said because the wide-ranging conversation gives us a glimpse into the mind of the man tasked with reviving the Oilers.
Among other points, Chiarelli gave us a glimpse into his philosophy regarding young players, specifically Darnell Nurse and Leon Draisaitl.
September 14 2015 11:12AM
The cliché, “it’s not how you start but how you finish,” certainly applies to Edmonton’s second NHL season. The Oilers not only made the playoffs for the second straight year despite another poor start, they grabbed the attention of the old guard by sweeping the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the post-season on the way to a second-round meeting with the New York Islanders.