August 16 2014 07:48PM
This is Laurent Brossoit. The Edmonton Oilers traded an NHL defenseman to get him -- does that mean he's the future in goal in Northern Alberta? The team spending 33% of their 2014 draft picks on goalies suggests the answer is "maybe not" or "too soon to tell" for the famous former Oil King. Who IS the future in goal?
August 15 2014 09:28PM
It's hard to believe, but the Edmonton Oil Kings' training camp gets underway late next week with rookies arriving. The club has seen several changes and graduations to pro hockey, and for the first time in a long while will not feature any Edmonton Oilers' prospects.
August 15 2014 03:14PM
In case you were wondering, and I know you were, for the past couple weeks I took up the Nation summer tradition, jumped on a plane, and got out of here. While I was away, I had planned on writing updates on anything amusing that I was up to, but it was tougher than I expected. How many times could I really talk about binge drinking and overeating? Combine that with the fact that my laptop crashed, and keeping any type of thoughts organized became difficult.
August 15 2014 11:10AM
It’s pretty easy to gut an NHL defence corps, but it’s much harder to build one up.
Craig MacTavish has been wonderfully active in just over a season at the helm of the Oilers, flushing away 75 percent of the defence group he inherited from outgoing G.M. Steve Tambellini. But how has he done in terms of improving the position?
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August 15 2014 08:05AM
The analytics debate rages on, how much does "character" matter, player profiles, ice bucket challenge, Wayne Gretzky and more in this week’s Roundup.