October 31 2013 05:09PM
The Oilers struggles early in the season bring some familiar items from years previous, including the extreme value of high draft picks. With the Oilers currently 28th overall in the NHL standings, a top 3 selection is possible (if things continue). How valuable is a pick that high? Very valuable. How good is this season's crop? Early returns are mixed.
October 31 2013 02:54PM
It’s Halloween Nation and it’s on and poppin’. This article is like a variety pack of candy treats. Enjoy.
October 31 2013 09:47AM
Breaking up is hard to do. I remember the first time a girl broke up with me, and after the initial blow to my ego, I vividly remember that I felt relieved. There wasn't going to be any tears. I guess I wasn't that into her, but it is funny to recall the sense of relief of not having to be the breaker upper.
Tears are always the worst part when you are the one doing the breaking up. You tell them you aren't feeling it anymore, and suddenly the waterworks come, then the guilt overrides you and you find yourself staying in the relationship for a few more weeks.
We've all been there, well, at least most of guys have. I'm not sure if a guy crying convinces a girl to stick around. I'm certain Wanye could enlighten us on that scenario...but I digress.
October 30 2013 05:05PM
The Edmonton Oilers placed defencemen Corey Potter and Denis Grebeshkov on waivers earlier today.
October 30 2013 02:25PM
Andrew Ference has played in three Stanley Cup Finals. He's never been the best player on the team, or the star, but he's been a solid contributor and he knows what it takes to win.
I don't believe the Oilers signed him to be an elite defender, although that would help, but the main reason Craig MacTavish signed him was so that Ference could give the young Oilers players some direction on how to become a winner.
Winning in the NHL isn't easy, and the Oilers are learning that the hard way again this season, but last night Ference had some very astute comments about winning.
He didn't yell. He didn't call anyone out, he didn't blame anyone, but he just stated, very calmly, his beliefs on what players need to do if they want to win.