One of the biggest things the Edmonton Oilers have to deal with this offseason is re-signing Matt Benning. Sure, the Oilers are in need of a top-six winger and likely a new goaltender amongst others, but Benning has been a consistent rearguard for the club and is in need of a new deal.
The World Juniors are over. For the Oilers prospects, Broberg comes away with the bronze and for Lavoie and Rodrigue, gold.
One week ago, the Oilers recalled Kailer Yamamoto from the Bakersfield Condors to inject some new life into their lineup. The 2017 first-round has made good on his opportunity, producing two points in three games with the big club while also playing an impressive two-way game.
Though many view the Christmas Break All-Star Game as the halfway point of the NHL season, the middle of the schedule is actually today. What did we learn in the first half of the season? What can we expect in the second half?
For the fourth consecutive game, Team Canada played what I viewed as a nearly perfect game. They blitzed the Finns right off the bat, scoring four goals in the first 5:10 of the opening frame. I mentioned in my preview of the game that Finland doesn’t have the high-end skill to compete with Canada and…