May 04 2012 11:05AM
History tells us that a centre, D-man or goalie can have a bigger impact on winning than a winger. It's not to say you don't need solid wingers to win, but a dominant centre will usually have more of an impact than a dominant winger.
Last night I chatted with a scout who's been around the NHL for over 20 years and asked him about the centre/winger debate and if the Oilers should/could take Nail Yakupov's teammate Alex Galchenyuk instead.
May 04 2012 07:35AM
The NHL combine list is out and if the past is any indication it offers Oilers fans a road map for the draft.
May 03 2012 09:24PM
How big a break did the Edmonton Oilers get by winning the lottery for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and the right to make their third consecutive first overall pick by snatching it from the Columbus Blue Jackets? Very big.
May 03 2012 06:10PM
In 93-94, I was an 18 year-old kid playing his first year of junior with the Kamloops Blazers. The team was supposed to be building up to compete for the WHL championship and Memorial cup (or Mem cup as Gregor likes to say) for the following year, but the young group matured quickly. Early into the second half of the season, we knew we could do it a year early.
May 03 2012 12:56PM
We’ve talked a little bit in the last few days about the Oilers’ 50-man list. What does it look like now? What should it look like going forward? Is it valid to worry about how much room there is on it, or is that a red herring?