November 22 2015 03:25PM
Let’s file this one under “bad ideas we had when we got too excited”: Trading Ryan Nugent-Hopkins because Leon Draisaitl has emerged.
November 22 2015 01:30PM
Glen Sather is rightfully referenced as the architect who, in tandem with chief scout Barry Fraser, built the Edmonton Oilers into the team that would win five Stanley Cups and go into NHL folklore as the last true dynasty of the pre-salary cap era.
November 22 2015 11:16AM
The internet is wild and crazy with trade rumors since the Hamonic distortion was leaked earlier this week. For Oilers fans, it means rumors about significant pieces like Jordan Eberle (photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) are being thrown around. One way for us to follow along at home is by asking pertinent questions, like: Do the Islanders need Eberle? Those answers shine a light on whether or not these ideas are reasonable.
November 21 2015 07:49PM
Developing defensemen at the NHL level is exhausting. Even when they arrive one at a time, the viewer can look forward to glaring errors, encouraging words on the bench from the coach (the coach knows, at some level, he's training this player for the next coach) and painful defensive sorties. Is it worth it? Sure. In fact, in a developing season like this one, Edmonton needs to use some their ice time on kids—that way the group will be more experienced next fall. Comes the question: How many rookies should they play every night? Arrives the answer: NOT THREE!
November 21 2015 04:36PM
Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, and Leon Draisaitl. They are all tied up at 17 points on the season, except the fact that Leon Draisaitl hasn’t wasted any time getting there.