June 20 2011 06:19PM
TSN hockey guru Bob McKenzie is one of the most solid sources out there, so when he reported earlier today that Ryan Smyth had requested a trade back to the Oilers, it’s understandable that many people got very excited.
Unfortunately, Ryan Smyth has since told the Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson that no such request was made.
June 20 2011 05:34PM
Steve Tambellini stood his ground with Sheldon Souray. He made his point. Now, before the Edmonton Oilers GM buys out Souray, he should put a call into him. If Tambellini hears the right things from Souray in that conversation, he should consider inviting him to training camp.
June 20 2011 02:35PM
Bob McKenzie just put an interesting twist in draft week regarding the Edmonton Oilers. Today McKenzie wrote that Ryan Smyth would like to return to Edmonton. Read HERE.
June 20 2011 01:37PM
A few days ago, we took a snapshot of the current edition of the Edmonton Oilers, and compared it to the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. We did this because the ultimate goal of any rebuilding program is a championship win, and it can be useful to compare just to see which areas the team needs to work on, and which areas can be regarded as relative strengths.
However, another team came within one win of the Stanley Cup, and that team is among those the Oilers will have to compete with to emerge from the Western Conference. Therefore, it probably makes sense to run a similar check against the Vancouver Canucks.
June 20 2011 01:04PM
In the wake of the Stanley Cup finals and the build-up to the NHL Entry Draft, I completely forgot to post the final standings for the Nation Network’s playoff prediction contest.
After the jump, the final results.