October 01 2013 06:46AM
Game one between Winnipeg and Edmonton offers us an edu-taining systems battle. Without the puck, both teams use what is broadly called a 'swarm' system, but each team employs it very differently. Inside we'll talk about what a swarm is and why it's used, and then examine some practice video and still images to see if we can spot the differences in their systems play.
September 30 2013 05:57PM
I have been thrust in charge of most things Streakcred because I’m the person around here that likes to win every useless thing in the world and I’m quite proud of it. With a mantle full of fishing titles and fantasy sports trophies I set out to dominate this year’s Streakcred. I’ve trained long and hard for this.
September 30 2013 02:31PM
A lot has changed in the last few days in Edmonton. Andrew Ference is the new captain, the Oilers claimed their second pugilist off of waivers in a week, Luke Gadzic, Philip Larsen and Ryan Hamilton were put on waivers and suddenly the Oilers have 49 contracts.
The season hasn't even started, yet it looks like the Oilers will have six players on the IR or LTIR before their first game.
September 30 2013 12:47PM
That don't look like no Sam Gagner being named Captain. Uh oh.
September 30 2013 08:38AM
The contrast between the in-market and out-of-market reaction to the Edmonton Oilers’ signing of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to a seven-year, $42-million contract has been interesting to watch. In the market, there’s broad support; elsewhere harsh criticism.
So who is right? Are the in-market people blinded by partiality, or is this a case where the out-of-market guys just don’t know what they’re talking about?