February 05 2015 01:00PM
The Edmonton Oilers have three selections that will land inside the Top 35 overall in the 2015 draft: Their own first and second selections and the Pittsburgh Penguins' first rounder. It's not certain if the team will add picks during the time leading up to the trade deadline but the more interesting question is this: Does Craig MacTavish make a deal on the draft floor that includes one or more of those precious 2015 picks?
February 05 2015 11:00AM
Want to know who's going to draft Connor McDavid? Dont assume it's going to be Buffalo or Edmonton. The NHL Draft Simulator is a great way to kill some time and get angry (or excited) at hypothetical situations.
February 05 2015 09:05AM
After 30 years of slacking as a sports writer, I’ve lost track of how many hockey games I’ve watched in my life but I can count on one hand exactly how many times I’ve been awestruck by what I’ve witnessed unfold out on a sheet of ice – four.
February 04 2015 08:42PM
That was uglier than the scoreboard says it was. Final Score: 2-0 Penguins.
February 04 2015 01:29PM
David Perron has scored 6-3-9 in 12 games with the Penguins. He is averaging 19:12/game, but he is also -6. It is interesting to note that he has already played more 5x5 minutes with Crosby, 140, than he did with every Oiler except Teddy Purcell (191) and Mark Arcobello (250).
Perron wanted more icetime in Edmonton and he expressed the team should have balanced out their lines from time to time. He played fewer 5x5 minutes with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 47, than any other centre in Edmonton. Perron never asked for a trade, but he did express concern about icetime and opportunity.