September 30 2016 05:02PM
The Edmonton Oilers exhibition schedule is underway, and of course we are putting Drake Caggiula in the Hall of Fame and mad as hell at those lollygagging veterans. We all understand there are many miles to go in the pre-season, but Caggiula is doing some things to get noticed. Chief among them: Shooting the puck!
Chris the Intern
September 30 2016 03:00PM
I'm not saying that this is another edition of Chris The Intern's cursed, weekly injury report, but I'm not not saying that either. I am just here to inform you fine citizens, that Pat Maroon's leg did not fall off after that scary incident on Wednesday night, and that all will be back to normal soon enough!
September 30 2016 01:06PM
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will play his first preseason game tonight. He joined the Oilers on Tuesday after a five day break after playing six games at the World Cup. He feels stronger and quicker than last season and he's looking forward to regaining the form he had in 2014 and 2015.
After back-to-back 56 points seasons, Nugent-Hopkins' totals dipped to 34 last season. He only played 55 games due to injuries, but after a great first 13 games, RNH struggled mightily before breaking his hand in Florida on January 18th.
He had five goals and 11 points in his first 13 games. He was playing great, but then Connor McDavid got injured and Taylor Hall moved to a line with Leon Draisait, and RNH only scored three goals in his next 33 games before being injured in Florida.
September 30 2016 01:00PM
Everybody loves the idea of getting something for nothing, and the NHL equivalent is the waiver wire. Friday marks the first time in the 2016-17 season that we’ve seen substantial activity, and while it’s unlikely that we’ll see a claim – most teams are busy figuring out how to deal with their own waiver issues – there are a few names worth highlighting.
September 30 2016 07:00AM
Adam Larsson was drafted fourth overall in 2011. He played 65 games with the Devils as an 18-year-old rookie in 2011/2012. He then split the next two season between the AHL (66 games) and the NHL (63 games), before becoming an NHL regular again the past two seasons.
The Oilers acquired him this summer in exchange for Taylor Hall. General Manager Peter Chiarelli made the deal because he felt the Oilers needed a legitimate right-shot defender. Larsson is a proven defender. He's played tough minutes the past two seasons and done well. He arrived in Edmonton in late August to find a place, get comfortable with the city and to get acquainted with his new teammates.
I sat down with Larsson earlier this week to find out a little more about him.