John Chayka is in his second season with the Arizona Coyotes, but this is the first year in which he has more decision making powers. In his first year, Dave Tippett was heavily involved, but when he was let go in the summer, Chayka was handed the reigns to work as the true general manager….
As you’d expect for a team in the league’s basement, the rumours are circling around the Edmonton Oilers. There’s been a lot of names floating about, and now the insiders are saying their piece.
This morning, Peter Chiarelli stood in front of the media to answer questions and take his lumps about what is going on with the Edmonton Oilers. Let’s break it down.
Over at Sportsnet, Tim Pannaccio posted an article about Jordan Eberle’s emergence in New York and it included some pretty scathing quotes from former winger about what life can be like in Edmonton.
Over on TSN 1260, Craig Button appeared on Dean Millard’s show and did not mince words when it came to what’s wrong with the Oilers. Unlike other media members that are blaming the players, Button shot at the guy that built the team. Big props to Rob Soria over at the Hockey Writers for being…
Over on TSN, Darren Dreger appeared on Leafs Lunch to talk about an array of topics but eventually landed on the Oilers and their pursuit of a defenceman. Let’s break it down.
Over at ESPN, Greg Wyshynski transcribed a quick scrum with Peter Chiarelli where he describes feeling disappointed in the Oilers’ season so far. While he didn’t get too specific about what’s gone wrong, he did help spawn a new hashtag for us that will live on for as long as the Oilers are struggling. Ladies…
Over at TSN 1260, Nielson and Fraser had Bob McKenzie on the show to talk about whether or not it’s panic time in Oilersnation and if there’s any truth to the rumour that the Oilers are unhappy with the Ryan Strome deal.
Over at the Hockey News, Ken Campbell spoke to Connor McDavid’s skating coach, Joe Quinn, who’s been working with Connor since he was in the sixth grade. In the interview, Quinn talks about McDavid being able to get even faster than he already is and having “lots of room to improve.” Let’s break it down.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had zero goals in the first ten games last season. He finished with 18 goals in 82 games. He only had 12 goals in 55 games in 2016, which prorates to 17.8 over an 82-game season. Nugent-Hopkins has underperformed offensively the past two seasons, but so far this year he looks like he…
After the Oilers got their teeth kicked in by the Winnipeg Jets, Todd McLellan didn’t exactly mince words in his post-game press conference. The Oilers were bad and they should feel bad.
Peter Chiarelli held a quick presser at Oilers practice today and one of the biggest things he spoke about was the need to be patient with his defence.