June 27 2016 07:29PM
Seems that the Edmonton Oilers have found a useful player from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft—it's just that he isn't one of their draft picks. Iiro Pakarinen is from the booming metropolis of Loviisa, Finland—the home of two of Finland's nuclear reactors—and was founded in 1745 as a border fortress against Russia. After watching Iiro Pakarinen play hockey, I think 'border fortress' and 'nuclear reactor' should be included in his scouting report. He is back for another year.
June 27 2016 03:25PM
The 2016 NHL Entry Draft has come and gone. Many believe the Oilers' draft luck continued when the Columbus Blue Jackets elected to pass on Jesse Puljujarvi and select Pierre-Luc Dubois. Time will tell who becomes the better player, but Peter Chiarelli and the Oilers were very happy to land Puljujarvi.
However, Chiarelli did not land the player he needs the most: A right shot defender, but he's still optimistic it will happen.
Chris the Intern
June 27 2016 02:00PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again, attending an Edmonton Prospects game is loads of fun. That being said, attending a Prospects game in a box, just meters away from home plate, is even better. Not enough? Attending an Edmonton Prospects game on Canada Day with 6700 other people could probably be the greatest thing you'll do all summer.
So cancel your Canada Day plans and break out your wallets because we're auctioning off our box suite to Friday night's prospects game, with all proceeds going to the Inner City Children's Program!
June 27 2016 01:02PM
The Edmonton Oilers announced a bit of housekeeping on Monday, re-signing restricted free agent Iiro Pakarinen to a one-year contract.
June 27 2016 07:00AM
Another draft is in the books and the Oilers, somehow, found a way to win the day despite not trading for a defenseman, or making any moves whatsoever. If you have any draft related questions, feel free to hit me up on Twitter or by email and I will get them in for next week. This week, we explore who the Oilers could target with an offer sheet, whether or not we should be worried about Ethan Bear's Team Canada snub, and Patient Pete® keeping cards close to his vest.