May 11 2015 03:30PM
Sometimes a player comes along who just seems to have all the tools but can never put them all together. They have the shot, the speed, the size, and yet those attributes seem to exist apart from each other. When the Oilers drafted Tyler Pitlick there was a contingent of people who thought the team had just found a future top six player. Now I’m not so convinced he’s even worth a contract spot.
May 11 2015 01:45PM
Last week, Bob McKenzie said on TSN 1040 that the Oilers would be at the top of Mike Babcock's list of teams to join. Yesterday, Elliott Friedman wrote that the Oilers were focusing on Todd McLellan and that another NHL team told him they felt an Oiler-McLellan deal was very close.
This must seem a bit surreal for Oilers fans. Two of the top free agents coaches are very interested in coming to Edmonton. I assume those claiming free agents don't want to come here will finally realize that suggestion, which was never 100% accurate, had very little to do with the city of Edmonton and everything to do with the state of the Oilers franchise.
With Bob Nicholson and Peter Chiarelli at the helm, Connor McDavid set to join the franchise in June and Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, Oscar Klefbom, Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse on the team or in the system the Oilers are no longer considered the least desirable team in the NHL
With Babcock and McLellan both possibilities, who do you think is a better fit?
May 11 2015 12:06PM
Over the weekend, the Nation rolled into the Yeggies with the hopes of walking away with the Best in Sports award for the third straight year. For some reason, you guys actually voted for us and we won! What happens now? It looks like we'll have to get back to work and make sure that we actually deserve to be called the 'best' at anything.
May 11 2015 08:30AM
It's McDavid Monday, and you've all worked enough for one day as far as I'm concerned. As such, I present you with 4000 words worth of time wasting goodness! As always, I need your questions to make the mailbag work. If you have a question you'd like to ask, email me at email@example.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Until then, grab some coffee and enjoy the break from "productivity."
May 10 2015 06:48PM
Curtis Hamilton scored a massive goal for the Oklahoma City Barons deep into overtime this week, and there were several other major performances across the prospect pool.