March 16 2015 03:00PM
Jordan Eberle made an interesting comment today as to why the PP is doing better under Nelson. As per Derek Van Diest, Eberle had this to say: “I think maybe on the start of the year we were really focused on shooting the puck and Corsi numbers. When that starts creeping in your head, you’re just shooting the puck just to shoot it and you’re not trying to create the best opportunity you can.”
That’s going to stir up the hornet’s nest quite a bit. As someone who has been interested in the Power Play and the numbers it’s indeed a very interesting comment. For the Anti-Stats people it will be something of a rallying cry, I suppose. There are loads of people who haven’t trusted the advanced stats crowd and here in Edmonton the conversation is extremely heated.
March 16 2015 09:05AM
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March 16 2015 05:43AM
Yesterday I wrote an article about going to a Norwegian Pro Hockey game that contained about 6 words about the actual game. This is part 2. If you want to comment on something Oilers related you got 99 options but this ain't one.
March 15 2015 06:01PM
Bogdan Yakimov is putting solid weeks together and appears to be emerging as a legit NHL option for the future. This week, he was one of the Oilers' top prospects and is joined by Andrew Miller, Laurent Brossoit, Kyle Platzer, Joey Laleggia and Antti Tyrvainen.
March 15 2015 10:34AM
The Edmonton Oilers spent a lot of draft picks on defensemen and centers 2011+ and the impact on the prospect depth chart is predictable. The Oilers, despite needing defensemen and centers at the NHL level, are overflowing at those positions in the system and it could impact who gets drafted this summer.