OILERS TOP 20 PROSPECTS, SPRING 2013

Lowetide
May 12 2013 02:41PM

The graduation of Nail Yakupov, Justin Schultz and Teemu Hartikainen from "prospect" status means the Edmonton Oilers top 20 list undergoes an enormous change heading into the draft. Who's #1?

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Every goal scored by Nail Yakupov in 2013

Jonathan Willis
May 12 2013 11:28AM

Nail Yakupov led the Oilers (as well as all NHL rookies) with 17 goals during the 2013 season. After the jump, where he shot from, how he beat the goalies, and video for every goal.

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OSCAR NOMINATION

Lowetide
May 11 2013 05:53PM

One of the things Oiler fans should look for this summer is massive overhaul and improvement on the blue. One of the key indicators may be where Oscar Klefbom ends up this fall. If he's in Edmonton as a top 6D, it'll be very hard to argue the rebuild is over and the turn north secure. Should he start in OKC? Best for player, best for team.

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It’s time to change the NHL Awards process

Jonathan Willis
May 11 2013 08:46AM

Photo: Arnold C./Wikimedia

The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association votes on most of the NHL’s major awards – the Hart, Norris, Calder, Selke, Conn Smythe, Lady Byng and Bill Masterton trophies are all decided by hockey’s scribes.

The time has come for the writers to step up and improve transparency.

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A FALSE SPRING?

Lowetide
May 10 2013 07:31PM

Teemu Hartikainen is "in the window" where he needs to step up from "quality AHL player" to "NHL regular. It's a massive step, and one I'm sure Edmonton would love to see the big Finn make this fall. The question I have is this: will Harski provide enough offense?

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