January 15 2013 12:44PM
The first thing you notice with Ralph Krueger as head coach is how little time is wasted during practice. The Oilers first session lasted 30 minutes, but without any long breaks. Krueger has preached "pace" since being named head coach, and through two days of training camp his players have gotten a taste of what he'll expect.
There is nothing worse than wasting time during practice standing around. Krueger outlines all his drills prior to going on the ice, he expects his player to remember them, and when practice starts it is non-stop action.
Through two days it is easily the most up-tempo practices I have watched in a long time.
January 15 2013 09:01AM
Magnus Paajarvi’s place in the Edmonton Oilers’ rebuild has fluctuated significantly since the team drafted him with the 10th overall selection at the 2009 NHL Draft. On Monday, new head coach Ralph Krueger made it clear how he envisioned the talented Swede contributing to the team, both this year and into the future.
January 14 2013 06:43PM
Weighing in at 232lbs and standing six feet, two inches tall......Mark Fistric!!
January 14 2013 01:43PM
The Edmonton Oilers actually added two defencemen to their training camp roster today. The big news was the acquisition of hometown defender Mark Fistric from Dallas for a third round pick; the smaller news was the recall of Taylor Fedun from Oklahoma City.
January 14 2013 10:30AM
For the first four months of the season, many of the players the Oilers will count on in the majors this season - and all of the guys they will count on to fill in for injuries and slumps - have played in Oklahoma. It's a mix of brilliant, surprising (for good and bad) and uninspiring, and a lot of individuals have moved up or down the depth chart in four short months.