April 25 2016 11:31AM
Based on pure entertainment value alone, I’ve got to admit I wouldn’t mind seeing the Edmonton Oilers win the NHL Draft Lottery Saturday, providing long-suffering fans an encore of the day Connor McDavid’s golden ticket to Alberta was punched and the moaning and whining from Toronto began.
April 25 2016 07:00AM
Whether you're reading this in the evening when you get home from work, or you already read it in an attempt to kill company time I welcome you to another edition of Mailbag Monday. This feature is all about you guys, and if you have a question you'd like ask our panel of heroes just email it to me at email@example.com. Sit back, relax, and learn something. Enjoy!
April 24 2016 12:04PM
Top prospect Jesse Puljujarvi scored this goal vs Russia tonight in the U18 World Championship Quarterfinal... pic.twitter.com/9ZoRlqmHDJ— Robert Söderlind (@HockeyWebCast) April 21, 2016
The World Juniors at Christmas and the U18s this month have given us a good look at Finnish winger Jesse Puljujarvi. Although generally regarded as the third or fourth best talent in this year's draft, there is very little doubt he is an impact prospect. Who is Jesse Puljujarvi and can he help the Oilers?
April 23 2016 10:59AM
In 2012 (legend has it), the Edmonton Oilers were hoping Oil Kings forward Henrik Samuelsson would fall to them early in Round 2. As it happened, the Arizona Coyotes drafted the Pittsburgh native No. 27 overall. Early in the second round, Edmonton chose another Oil Kings forward, Mitchell Moroz. In the days since, Oilers fans have beaten up that selection left, right and center, mourning the loss of Samuelsson and casting the stink-eye in Moroz' direction. How are things going, anyway?
April 23 2016 07:00AM
I’ve got to admit I smiled when Devan Dubnyk was voted the 2015 recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, annually awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey, as a member of the Minnesota Wild.