December 29 2014 04:28PM
The Edmonton Oilers have finally made a move to address their centre position; not a big move, it must be admitted, but a move. The team announced on Monday that it had acquired Derek Roy (who cleared waivers earlier in the day) from Nashville in exchange for Mark Arcobello.
December 29 2014 03:47PM
Team Canada is off to an excellent, albeit expected start at this year's World Juniors tournament, winning their first two games with ease. That being said, anything short of a regulation win tonight could put Canada in danger of being leapfrogged by Team USA in the Group A standings.
December 29 2014 02:40PM
"Justin has Norris Trophy potential. I don't think there are too many people that would disagree with me in that regard."
December 29 2014 12:45PM
It goes without saying that I am a big fan of the Edmonton Oilers. I have every piece of Jordan Eberle gear ever made. I still use the Oilers garbage can I was given as a birthday present when I was 12. Even in these dark times on the ice I'm still heavily invested in this ice hockey squadron and their continued success.
And for all the problems we see on the ice and in the front office there is a second massive problem on the horizon for the Oilers as 2015 begins. A problem that no one amount of winning – however unlikely THAT is these days – will help.
And that is the very possible scenario of the Edmonton economy falling off a cliff in the coming year.
December 29 2014 11:20AM
The Oilers organization needs an overhaul. The results this season and over the past seven years reflect a team that has lost its way off and on the ice. Nine years without a playoff appearance, with the last seven seasons being incredibly painful.
The Oilers are 177-255-62 since the beginning of the 2008-2009 season. They have had six consecutive top-ten picks in the at span: 10th, 1st, 1st, 1st, 7th, 3rd and are on their way to another 1st or 2nd pick.
Many things need to change, but where should Daryl Katz begin?