April 10 2014 12:07AM
There are only so many slots available for young defencemen on an NHL roster, which is why it makes sense to think that only one of Oscar Klefbom or Darnell Nurse will play for the Edmonton Oilers next season.
April 09 2014 07:06PM
Johnny Boychuk is pure Edmonton, even down to the name. A rough and tumble defender with a big time shot, Boychuk is a Stanley Cup champion in Boston and one of the trusted blueliners for the Bruins. Boychuk is 30-years old, in mid-career and on top of the world. He's also an attractive option for the Edmonton Oilers. Could they get him? Would he play here?
April 09 2014 07:00AM
This late season run was supposed to be an opportunity for some of the Oilers top AHL prospects – players like Anton Lander and Tyler Pitlick – to show they belonged in the NHL.
Instead, Lander’s floundering in a feature role and Pitlick can’t string half a dozen healthy games together. But that doesn’t mean nobody’s taking advantage of the opportunity.
April 08 2014 11:16PM
I appreciate you this much...Final Score: 4-1 Avalanche
April 08 2014 12:26PM
Every player prefers wins over personal statistics, but with three games remaining the personal goals are more interesting to discuss than whether or not the Oilers will have a 14.2% chance (28th place) or an 18.8% chance (29th place) of winning the draft lottery.
Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and David Perron are battling for the team lead in goals -- they each have 27 -- while Hall is also trying to become the 12th player in Oilers' history to score 80 points.
Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri, Mark Messier and Glenn Anderson did it, but can you name the other six? (*answer at bottom)