June 09 2016 07:00AM
Rasmus Asplund comes in at 27th in the Nation Network prospect rankings. The 18 year old Swede plays centre and left wing in the SHL for Farjestad BK.
Lets take a look at the young forward.
June 08 2016 05:00PM
My friends, it's once again time to put yourself in Peter Chiarelli's spot and make decisions for the Edmonton Oilers based on what you think would be best for the team. This week, we're diving into fantasy land to determine whether you would choose to sign Milan Lucic or Kyle Okposo if you were handed the keys to the Oilers' panel van. Left or right wing - who will you decide?
June 08 2016 11:04AM
Sheldon Souray’s time as a member of the Edmonton Oilers should have been a hockey match made in heaven. Souray, an UFA coming off a career 64-point season with the Montreal Canadiens, was an Elk Point boy who had grown up cheering for the Oilers. The five-year deal worth $27 million he inked in July 2007 with Edmonton was his chance to come home to play.
June 08 2016 07:10AM
Will Bitten has seen some stuff, man. Though immensely talented and beaming with promise, the 2017 draft prospect just survived most bizarre seasons a franchise has ever endured in the rich history of the Canadian Hockey League.
The Flint Firebirds were a trainwreck last season. The team's owner fired their coach after he refused to play his son often enough. The team walked out on ownership. Ownership was then forced to re-hire said coach by the league, before inevitably firing him before the end of the season. The league then enforced suspensions, fines and other punitive measures as a result. Did I mention this was their inaugural season, too?
Throughout all this, Bitten remained defiantly productive and showcased high-end talent and poise as the rock that kept the Firebirds ship from washing ashore entirely. As Jeff Marek so aptly described the situation for Bitten on an episode of his junior hockey podcast, "he was everything for that hockey team". That's high praise for a 17-year-old. Bitten wasn't underserving of the distinction though and we'll explain why as we introduce him as the 28th ranked prospect in our profile series.
June 07 2016 07:47PM
We have been operating under the general understanding that the top of the draft is written in stone. By the time Edmonton drafts at No. 4 overall, all of Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi will be off the board. A funny thing happened at the Memorial Cup, and Matt Tkachuk may have pushed his way into the conversation. What happens if Tkachuk goes No. 3?