October 05 2014 10:08AM
In the spring, Darnell Nurse played some AHL games for the Oklahoma City Barons. Most observers felt he was unready for that level and certainly miles from being NHL ready. Just a few months later, Nurse is very close to making the Edmonton Oilers. What gives?
October 05 2014 01:44AM
The Oilers iced a thin lineup in Vancouver. Many of their top players were not playing. Hall, Nuge, Pouliot, Fayne, Perron sat out. Although we knew this was coming from Eakins comments Thursday post game, I was still surprised and left scratching my head at the decision.
October 04 2014 07:34PM
This is it. The final game of the preseason goes tonight, and with it comes the final opportunity for players to make an impact on the coaches before the start of the year. Given the sheer volume of camp battles the Oilers have still going on, it should be fascinating.
Nation World HQ
October 04 2014 02:45PM
Courtesy of The Royal Half, here's a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the
best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division… we present the first installment of Pacific War Room for the 2014-15 NHL Season!
October 04 2014 08:00AM
The Oilers have made some real progress in improving the back end of their roster. The addition of Mark Fayne from New Jersey checked off a lot of boxes, adding a guy with size and solid underlying numbers who is capable of playing tough minutes and should be for years to come. Nikita Nikitin probably isn’t as good of a player, but like Fayne he’s a big veteran with a history of at least competence at the NHL level.
But it’s still a weak group, as Nikitin’s injury last night demonstrates.