March 16 2014 08:25AM
In the last three seasons, the Edmonton Oil Kings have 50 wins each year. Incredible. That kind of domination—in any league—is outstanding. In a junior league, when turnover year over year is massive—it is worthy of special attention. The Edmonton Oil Kings are a quality junior organization, and a major producer of pro talent.
March 15 2014 08:41PM
Matt Hendricks was a somewhat controversial addition by the Edmonton Oilers earlier this season. On the one hand, in a lot of ways he’s what the doctor ordered: tough, physical, capable of finding his way to the defensive zone without a map and compass and competent once he gets there. On the other hand, he’s also signed to a terribly risky contract for a depth player.
All of which makes his career scoring curve an interesting study.
March 14 2014 09:00PM
This is the bookend article to "MacT's Best Moves" which moved earlier in the week. Despite an overhaul in most areas, the results are the same for these Edmonton Oilers. A summer in the lottery is unacceptable and yet here we are. Which move was the worst?
March 14 2014 08:36PM
It was the second game of the back to back and the Oilers ended up stealing a point. Final Score: 2-1 Detroit.
March 14 2014 01:01PM
After tasting a tough dose of reality in St.Louis last night, the Oilers will try to avoid getting murdered in Detroit tonight. The Red Wings aren't the dominant force we've been used to seeing for the past two decades. Without Nick Lidstrom their D isn't as good, and Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk won't be in the lineup together for the 6th straight game. The Wings are 1-3-1 with their two offensive leaders in the pressbox.
The Oilers have lost seven straight games in Detroit, their last victory was December 3rd, 2009, and they've only scored six goals during the last six visits. However, tonight's version of the Red Wings is not nearly as talented as team's of the past.