June 23 2016 02:51PM
TSN's Bob McKenzie did a radio hit in Vancouver Thursday afternoon, and made it clear that trade talks centered on Montreal defenceman P.K. Subban have progressed beyond mere due diligence associated with Subban's no-trade clause coming into effect on July 1.
One of the teams making calls? The Edmonton Oilers.
June 23 2016 01:00PM
It is draft day eve, which has many of you as excited as an eight year old waiting for ol' Saint Nick to arrive with a bag full of presents. There has been so much talk and anticipation waiting to see what Peter Chiarelli might do tomorrow or Saturday, and it is finally here.
Chiarelli isn't the only GM open for business. Many other organizations are looking to make a big move.
June 23 2016 11:30AM
It's that time of year again, where rumours flock to the internet like the salmon of the Capistrano. Where Twitter is a desolate wasteland of pranksters retweeting years old tweets about free agent signings while waiting for actual hockey news. And where Oiler fans fall into a hole of madness in which trading any and all current players would automatically make the team better by virtue of... reasons.
One of the most frequent names floated around these parts lately is that of one Taylor Strba Hall. Whether he's being traded for Cam Fowler, or packaged up in a deal to the Islanders, it seems a lot of people feel the Oilers would be better off without Taylor Hall. Well friends, I'm here to tell you why those of you who think that are DEAD wrong!
June 23 2016 08:47AM
If this list was about the Top 100 Good Guys who have played for the Edmonton Oilers, Sam Gagner would occupy a place on it much higher than the 62 spot I’ve slotted him into. In the seven seasons Gagner toiled for the Oilers, he was considered a good teammate. He was respected in the room.
June 23 2016 05:00AM
The number three ranked prospect of the Nation Network rankings is Finnish forward Jesse Puljujarvi.
Puljujarvi stormed onto the international scene at the World Juniors, where he scored 23 points in 15 games, including a hat trick in the gold medal game. He also put up one of the best 17-year-old seasons ever in the top Finnish league, scoring 28 points in 50 games and leading Karpat in possession, controlling 57.5% of shot attempts.
Puljujarvi is a great skater, with a quick, accurate shot and great playmaking vision. His defensive game is developed well beyond his years, and he uses his 6'4 frame to good effect in positioning and battling for pucks. He will likely step straight onto an NHL roster next season, and could be a difference-maker even as a rookie.