August 12 2012 09:43AM
The Edmonton Oilers took a practical approach to addressing their defense: using later 1st and 2nd round picks to stock the shelves and then adding later selections when the quality warranted. The three 'early' selections are all on track, and the depth group has a couple of trending prospects. It's too early to shout, but the Edmonton Oilers may well be flush with blue.
August 11 2012 11:16AM
Marian Hossa (kaatiya/Flickr under CC BY 2.0)
For all the debate about Jordan Eberle’s ability to replicate this season’s performance, there is no question that his 76 points in 78 games at the age of 21 was a remarkable achievement. That point is driven home when one looks at the list of players who have managed to score at a similar pace sometime between the age of 20 and 22 – the list is up after the jump, and it’s beautiful.
August 11 2012 07:46AM
The Edmonton Oilers drafted Nail Yakupov at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Did they acquire a dominant shooter?
August 10 2012 05:36PM
Frequent commenter and guest contributor RexLibris' series on rebuilds continues with the New York Islanders.
Orleans York is Sinking
What are the myths and storylines that we, as fans, tell ourselves when it comes to the
horror show rebuild that is going on in Long Island?
August 10 2012 02:23PM
In this edition we covered all things tracking with an expert panel on the subject: Neil Greenberg from the Washington Post and ESPN Insider, Geoff Detweiller of Broad Street Hockey, Eric T. of BSH and NHLnumbers and our own tracking addict Corey S. We went over Eric's article on the link between scoring chances and shot differential and what it means for scoring-chance tracking, Geoff and Eric's very promising project tracking zone entries, tracking zone exits and what the future holds for tracking/advanced stats.