February 20 2015 09:40AM
If there was any question that Anton Lander really belonged with the Edmonton Oilers, it was addressed on Friday when he went through the age-old team tradition of being placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Replacing him on the roster is a player who has been a positive surprise pretty much all season: defenceman Jordan Oesterle.
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February 20 2015 06:30AM
The Canucks won't part with future at deadline, Oilers find silver lining, Florida likes Kessel, the Jets and Flames go rental shopping, Fantasy, Fights and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
February 19 2015 04:23PM
The dictionary defines a paradigm shift as a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions. It's a cool thought but very difficult to do in reality. I think we may be seeing something close in the offices of the Edmonton Oilers at this time. Allow me to elaborate.
February 19 2015 12:58PM
During yesterday’s broadcast, and very much everywhere else, something came up when the issue of re-signing Derek Roy was discussed that just doesn’t make a lot of sense. There is the perception out there that the Oilers should wait until at least the draft lottery before they ink their 2C to an extension. This is nonsense.
February 19 2015 11:00AM
In the summer of 2013, the Edmonton Oilers decided to fire Ralph Krueger and replace him with Dallas Eakins. In so doing, they snagged a much-ballyhooed AHL head coach from the Maple Leafs organization and passed over Todd Nelson, a less-ballyhooed but equally accomplished minor-league head coach.
Leaving aside the qualifications of the individuals in question, it was a problematic organizational move for a couple of reasons.