March 26 2011 08:34AM
Magnus Pääjärvi is a very impressive young player. Size, blazing speed and exceptional attention to defensive detail for a man his age. As his rookie season nears an end, there is one question we should ask about him: is he going to score enough to be a long term option for the top 2 lines?
March 25 2011 06:06PM
For weary Edmonton Oiler fans, the CHL post-season has arrived just in time. An extremely large number of Oiler prospects will be playing in the post-season in hopes of winning league championships and ultimately the Memorial Cup.
March 25 2011 10:29AM
When a goaltender has a bad game, it almost always results in a loss. A lot of times, teams don’t need a miracle in net, just an opportunity to win. How have Devan Dubnyk and Nikolai Khabibulin performed when it comes to giving the Oilers a chance to win any given game?
March 24 2011 03:13PM
We have completely forgotten how to behave as the fan of a 30th place hockey team. Even though your team has been written off months ago, you still have a responsibility to send ill will to your enemies via the magic of telepathy. Misery loves company and there are a great many hopeful hockey fans clinging to dreams of a 2011 Playoff Run and living their lives day-to-day.
March 24 2011 01:57PM
The Oilers and the Blues will miss the playoffs for the 5th time in the last six years, and both squads are filled with young players that management feels can lead them to the playoffs in the near future. Since the lockout the Blues have finished 30th, 22nd, 27th, 15th, 15th (missed playoffs, but had more points than MONT and PHI who ended up in east final) and are currently 23rd, while the Oilers have finished 14th, 25th, 19th, 21st, 30th and are a lock to finish 30th again. Each team had three first-round picks in 2007, and both of them are hoping that eventually their "rebuilds" will turn into consistent playoff apperarances.