April 18 2016 07:00AM
Whether you're killing time at work or sitting around in your Baggedmilk pyjamas, the Mailbag is here to help you kill off a little bit of company time on a Monday. Whether that time killed is company time, or time killed until it's socially acceptable to drink - we don't care - I'm just happy that we're spending this time together. Thank you. As always, I need questions for next week's Mailbag so if you have a question you'd like to ask you can email me or hit me up on Twitter. Until then, I present another edition of the Mailbag.
April 17 2016 12:16PM
The AHL season is done, meaning the pro side of Edmonton Oilers hockey ops goes dark for another season. A year without playoffs on any level cannot be viewed as a success, but the kids on the farm did make some progress. Using NHL equivalencies (Christian Roatis was my sliderule) it is fascinating to view the current crop of prospects.
April 16 2016 04:59PM
Several days ago I wrote about Connor McDavid’s effect on linemates. The article looked specifically at the point production of middle tier players Patrick Maroon, Nail Yakupov, and Benoit Pouliot. These players all received a significant boost to their scoring while lining up with the wonder rookie. Now it’s time to look at the effect he had on the already elite scoring Jordan Eberle.
April 16 2016 10:14AM
We have reached the point in spring where the regular season performance is settling in our brains, where trade talk has been exhausted once (and will be again). Two weeks from the draft lottery, we don't know a lot for sure. We have opinions, and here are mine.
April 16 2016 07:00AM
“Hat-trick, Georges Laraque. Hat-trick, Georges Laraque. And they’re going wild!” There’s countless YouTube clips showing Georges Laraque battering opponents into submission, but when I think of his 490 games with the Edmonton Oilers, what sticks with me is Rod Phillips calling the only three-goal game of Laraque’s NHL career, Feb. 21, 2001 against the Los Angeles Kings.