July 23 2012 09:06AM
"General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have signed right-winger Nail Yakupov to a three-year entry level contract." Oh, thank goodness. It was starting to look dicey . . .
July 22 2012 10:40PM
In 2011 it looked like Theo Peckham had solidified himself a regular spot on the Oilers blueline. In 71 games he'd scored three goals and 13 points and racked up 198 PIMs, but most importantly he was reliable defensively and physical. When Peckham is on his game, he makes smart, simple plays, kills penalties and is only noticeable when he hits someone.
He was like that in 2011, but last season he wasn't the same player.
I chatted with Peckham last week about regaining that form, overcoming the fight with Nathan Horton, his conditioning, Ralph Krueger and his love of paintball and cheeseburgers.
July 22 2012 07:59PM
The Edmonton Oilers began July 1st like a house on fire, but cooled off quickly. Oiler fans are thrilled with the summer so far (or most are) but there's work to be done. Is this the week something happens?
July 22 2012 10:46AM
The on-going Shea Weber drama is making the deep summer a bit more interesting than it would have been otherwise. Will the Flyers snatch Weber away from Nashville and cripple the Predators in the the wake of possibly their most successful season ever? Will Poile and company match? If not, will the Preds GM turn to the demon drink in bitterness? Stay tuned to find out!
This week, Allan discussed the Weber issue (and much more!) with guests Tom Lynn, Harrison Mooney, Ryan PIke and Jonh Matisz.
This is Nation Radio.
July 22 2012 08:19AM
Magnus Paajarvi had a solid rookie season in 10-11, but was lost in the flood last season. For Paajarvi, getting back to his 15-goal rookie pace has a lot to do with confidence and getting the bounces.