Weekend Update: October 29 2017

Vancouver Giants winger Tyler Benson (photo) is finally playing hockey and scored a goal in his first game back. During two weekend games, Benson had six and seven shots on goal. At the other end of the spectrum, the Bakersfield Condors were no match for the Stockton Heat, as the Calgary Flames’ farm club won…


Are you ready for some Griffin?

I’ve been watching managers and general managers in different sports for decades. Certain facts are universal: Players inherited are valued differently than players procured by the new manager; no  GM likes to lose a player he procured for nothing in return; if a manager liked a player two years ago, there’s a good chance he…


No Sniff

The Edmonton Oilers were far from flawless last season in making the playoffs for the first time in a decade with 103 points, but when they screwed up, as even the best teams invariably do, or lapsed in one aspect of the game, they had enough scoring and enough Cam Talbot to smooth over many…


Oil Kings back in action after six days off

The Oil Kings are rested and ready to go as they welcome the Regina Pats to Rogers Place this afternoon. Following a 6-0 spanking at the hands of the Spokane Chiefs, Edmonton got a full week to reset and find the level of play that had them competing with some of the WHL’s best teams.


What Should the Oilers do With Kailer Yamamoto?

Kailer Yamamoto hasn’t suited up for the Oilers since their overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. That’s three healthy scratches in the Oilers’ first ten games, and it seems increasingly likely with each trip to the press box that this tour of duty might be nearing its end.