December 29 2014 09:33AM
I hope all of you had a fantastic Christmas break! May you drink and eat far more than you ever should. If you have to work today, the mailbag is here to provide a distraction and waste company time. If we can't help you waste company resources, what's the point of being here? If you have a question for the mailbag, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk.
December 28 2014 10:09PM
The minor leaguers, junior players and college men are working their way up and down the organizational depth charts and this week a few good men spiked in a good way. The best among them? Laurent Brossoit. At the world juniors, Darnell Nurse and William Lagesson are impressing on the big stage, and Anton Slepyshev is doing good things for Ufa at the Spengler Cup. It's been a good week for the men bubbling under.
December 28 2014 01:29PM
So, the Edmonton Oilers staged their annual skills competition at Rexall Place today. Fun stuff – skating, stickhandling and shooting, unfettered by the monotony of defensive responsibility, teamwork, good judgment and the willingness to work, just like their games.
December 28 2014 12:05PM
The Edmonton Oilers are badly in need of help but are not going to deal any draft picks to get better in the short term. A few weeks back, they had a chance to pick up Kyle Chipchura on waivers but declined the opportunity. Today comes news that Derek Roy has been placed on waivers by the Nashville Predators. Does Edmonton grab him?
December 28 2014 10:43AM
I hope everyone had a great Christmas, ate your weight in delicious food and spent way too much time arguing with your relatives about your opposing political viewpoints. You know, the TRUE meaning of the holidays!