One of the little items that’s really been overlooked in the hue and cry over the Oilers’ (admittedly poor) centre situation is the fact that the line Edmonton plans to stick Boyd Gordon and Matt Hendricks on isn’t really the team’s fourth line. It’s much more than that.
Rocky Thompson was named assistant coach of the Edmonton Oilers last week. He’s only 36, but he already has seven years of coaching experience. Many were wondering what will be bring to the staff? What will his role be? I caught up with Thompson last week to try and find out those answers.