The Edmonton Oilers dipped into their farm system this week for help. Oscar Klefbom and Iiro Pakarinen were called up to the NHL (along with Keith Aulie), and men like Jordan Oesterle and Kale Kessy took advantage of extra playing time. In junior, Greg Chase had a tough week but Darnell Nurse and Marco Roy…



Once per week, the fine folks at the Royal Half scrape together opinions and theories from bloggers from around the Pacific Division to wrap up the week that was featuring the Oilers, Flames and Canucks. Without further adieu, we present the Pacific War Room. Enjoy.

The Fantasy Minute

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).


Iiro Pakarinen & Winning an NHL Job

Good enough simply isn’t good enough for a young prospect trying to earn a spot in the NHL. The rules are a little different for high picks, who have enough cachet to survive simply surviving, but for the majority of players trying to force their way into an NHL job it’s necessary to steal it…