March 23 2009 03:44PM
The Oilers’ treatment of prospect Jeff Deslauriers this season has been controversial, to say the least. Some feel that Deslauriers doesn’t have enough of a track record to take up a roster spot, while others worry that so much inactivity could harm his development.
March 23 2009 01:59PM
The Oilers skated this morning except for Souray, Roloson, Reddox and Nilsson. Nilsson just walked by me during practice and I jokingly asked him if he will be in the doghouse for missing the skate. He laughed and said he got the green light not to skate today. He bruised his knee on the road trip, so they gave him the day off today, but said he will play tomorrow.
March 23 2009 10:19AM
Jordan Eberle signed an entry-level deal today, clearing the way for him to join Springfield for the remainder of the season. It’s a signing that may have some ramifications for players on the bubble.
March 23 2009 10:07AM
We’ve had some discussion about the Oilers’ goaltending situation over the past couple of days. I’ve advocated a two-goalie tandem system, but despite that I’m convinced that most fans would prefer to see one bona fide starter. Based on how Craig MacTavish has used his starters in seasons past, I’d guess that he feels the same way.
March 22 2009 10:22AM
I probably should have posted this sooner, but I've had a hangover since Friday. Can you believe these Oilers? First they hand the Colorado Avalanche their collective behinds on Thursday, and then they sneak past the Blackhawks on Friday -- the same day as a Night with the Nation, no less -- for a shootout win.