August 12 2014 06:17PM
Now that Leon Draisaitl is signed, we can begin talking about possible linemates. Although Edmonton doesn't have many centers applying for NHL work, winning a job at center with the Oilers practically guarantees a very nice set of wingers.
August 12 2014 01:19PM
The Edmonton Oilers made an unsurprising but still positive announcement on Tuesday morning, revealing that third overall pick Leon Draisaitl had been signed by the team.
August 11 2014 05:19PM
Look long enough at the various players who might potentially available to the Edmonton Oilers at centre, and eventually the name Artem Anisimov comes up. He fits the direction of the organization – he’s big, he’s young, his underlying numbers are pretty good. He plays for a team in Columbus that has a surplus of talent up the middle.
Most importantly, though: He’s one of the few cases where there is also logical reason to think that there might be a change in his status as we get closer to training camp.
August 10 2014 11:59AM
This is Andrew Miller. He might be the least famous forward on the Oilers North American depth chart, and yet the club re-signed him this summer. Why? Part of the reason may come from his second half performance. Miller seemed to turn a corner, to establish himself, after New Year's. The Oilers had several prospects spike in the second half, and that could bode well for the coming year.
August 09 2014 07:13PM
"Gretzky statue". Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons
Peter Pocklington sent Wayne Gretzky away on a Tuesday, the same instant he broke a city's heart. Previous to August 9, 1988, Peter Puck could be defended—he brought Wayne and Stanley to our fair city—but on that day the die was cast. The story has not and will not change: It was NOT a hockey trade, it was a sale and a dirty damn deed.