April 14 2015 10:15AM
For anyone who paid the Oilers even a fleeting amount of attention, it was clear that 2014-2015 was actually two separate and distinct seasons for the Oilers. There was the Eakins season and the Nelson season. Combining the two, as many will do years from now, is to throw context right out the window. When we look back on the year that the team had and see that Hall had fewer than 40 points and Yak had just 33 it’s going to be seen as a disaster. That’s not entirely fair, although the year was a disaster on the whole.
April 13 2015 11:10PM
Anton Slepyshev is a talented scoring-winger in the KHL and an Oilers' draft pick from 2013. We've tracked him for the last two seasons and he blossomed after Christmas this past season. There are reports he may come over and there is a report he has signed with UFA in the KHL. Seems to be a disconnect somewhere.
April 13 2015 11:36AM
We have been asking the exact same question for the past four years, and the Oilers have yet to find the answer.
Will they this off-season?
April 13 2015 09:37AM
Well, that was fast. On Monday the Edmonton Oilers announced that 2012 first overall pick Nail Yakupov had agreed to a two-year contract extension with the team.
April 13 2015 08:30AM
The weekend is over, you're back at work, and you need a way to kill some time. Enter another edition of the Monday Mailbag. The mailbag only works because of your questions, and if you have something you'd like to ask you can email it to me at email@example.com or hit me up on Twitter at@jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy the break from productivity, friends.