April 22 2015 06:15PM
Darnell Nurse and his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds will battle Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters in the Ontario Hockey League semi-finals starting tomorrow. Both teams are loaded with elite young players and first round draft picks, but Oilers fans will be paying close attention to Nurse and McDavid. You can watch the first two games on line, and games three (Sunday),four (Tuesday) and five (next Thursday) on Sportsnet 360.
April 22 2015 12:40PM
There have been multiple reports in the last hour that former Boston Bruins’ GM Peter Chiarelli is in town and meeting with the Edmonton Oilers today. So, what are they talking about?
April 22 2015 11:37AM
Winning the lottery means a lot of things for this franchise that will now be buying rounds for every bingo caller for the rest of time. A few random ping pong balls in the right sequence and the entire organizational philosophy can take a 180 degree turn. A week ago we were talking about another “Developmental year”. Now there would be no greater mistake than sitting back and waiting for magic to happen on its own.
April 22 2015 07:00AM
The Edmonton Oilers’ needs at forward seemed pretty clear-cut heading into the summer. The necessary additions to remedy those needs seemed obvious, too. Then came a lucky tumble of the lottery balls and the virtual certainty that Edmonton would be adding generational talent Connor McDavid to its stable of young talent.
In one night, everything changed.
April 21 2015 02:41PM
The draft lottery means there's a lot more focus (among Oilers fans) on Connor McDavid. We all know he's touched by God, this is a young man who was famous early on. We've seen the video, heard the words, cheered at the World Juniors. How much do we know about Connor McDavid beyond the hype?