Even when NHL officials actually take the whistles out of their pockets, they make the wrong call far too often. Such was the case last night with the embarrassing goaltender interference penalty called against Brayden Point of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 4-2 win over the New York Islanders.
The Edmonton Oilers’ pipeline of young defencemen looks very promising. They have drafted well to stock pile some solid prospects and current NHL defenders. Ethan Bear and Caleb Jones (2015 draft), Marcus Niemelainen and Vincent Desharnais (2016), Dmitri Samorukov and Phil Kemp (2017), Evan Bouchard and Michael Kesselring (2018) and Philip Broberg (2019). Not all…
Over the next week, I’ll be going through this summer’s free-agent market position by position. Today, we have goaltenders.
If the on-again, off-again contract talks between the Edmonton Oilers and agent Rick Valette, who represents Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, are stalled at an impasse as we are led to believe by what Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman said last month, the best thing he can do for himself is test the UFA market.
This week most NHL organizations will have their pro scout meetings. The amateur scouts have had zoom calls with draft-eligible players and will continue those all month preparing for the upcoming NHL draft on July 23rd and 24th, while the pro scouts will meet this week to discuss unrestricted targets as well as trade targets….
It’s been a few weeks since the Edmonton Oilers were eliminated in the playoffs by the Winnipeg Jets. While a wound that still feels fresh, the disappointing end to the season and what let us there is due for a review.
Over the next week, I’ll be going through this summer’s free-agent market position by position. Today, we have left-handed defencemen.
“There’s always next year. I’m going into my ninth year next year and I haven’t won shit, so I’m definitely motivated. It just sucks.” — Colorado forward Nathan MacKinnon after the Vegas Golden Knights eliminated the Avalanche in six games.
It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here in Edmonton and it’ll be a while before we’re able to watch our beloved Edmonton Oilers play hockey again, which has given me plenty of time to think about our boys and what’s going on in the NHL playoffs.
We are all fully expecting the Oilers to be very active this offseason. They have some holes that need to be filled, pending free agents that need to be re-signed, and bad contracts that need to be dealt with. There’s a lot to get done and there’s been a lot of debate around Oilersnation about…
There are various ways to build a Cup contending team. There is no master blueprint that every team has to follow, but there are certain aspects that seem to show up on most Cup contenders and winners.
The NHL announced the three finalists for the Jack Adams award this year with Rod Brind’Amour, Dean Evanson, and Joel Quenneville getting the top three nods.