When TSN’s Bob McKenzie releases his annual top-75 final draft ranking list, hockey nerds tend to jump around like Steve Martin in The Jerk when the new phone books arrived. With good reason. I’m no different.
On Thursday night, the Oilers announced that associate coach Keith Acton and assistant coach Craig Ramsay would not be back with the team. Left unresolved was the future of interim head coach Todd Nelson and assistant coach Rocky Thompson, which may or may not be a tell as to what the group behind the bench…
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the event you’ve been waiting for. This is the payoff for all those years of suffering. This is the 2015 Draft Party.
Phil Kessel trade destinations, Canucks Markstrom NHL ready, Eddie Lack on the move, who will take Dennis Wideman off Flames hands, learning from Oilers player development, Connor McDavid, Canadian dollars’s impact on salary cap, free agent class of 2015, draft prospect profiles and more in this week’s Roundup.
The Edmonton Oilers are in the running for another puck-moving college defender and it appears they have a chance. Again! I’m not quite sure what the Oilers (may) have here, so let’s check it out.
When discussing the future of the Oilers I am often confronted with the idea that the team should hold back on making big moves or mortgaging the future until their “Window to Win” opens. That sounds very conservative. That sounds very safe. To me, it also sounds very wrong.