Carl Maloney | @carlTHW

Carl covers the Edmonton Oilers for THW as well as providing additional prospect coverage. Follow him on twitter @carlTHW, connect on Facebook or contact at carl.maloney@hotmail.com for questions, comments or if you're interested in him writing for you.

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Edmonton Oilers Should Not Trade Taylor Hall

Edmonton Oilers Should Not Trade Taylor Hall

Dallas Eakins took one for the team this week and was the fall guy for a hopelessly underachieving Edmonton Oilers team. With news of his firing, there have been a […]

by · December 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
(Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Canada’s World Junior Team Taking Form

Team Canada’s U-20 World Junior team made their first round of cuts this weekend and has their roster starting to take shape. Released Sunday evening were defensemen Travis Sanheim of the Calgary Hitmen […]

Zach Fucale is the top ranked goaltender for the NHL Entry Draft  [photo: David Chan]

2015 World Juniors: Canada Goaltending Needs A Return to Greatness

There will be few tournaments in recent memory that will have the kind of pressure than what Canada will face this holiday season. Canada has not won gold at the […]

Jordan Eberle (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Which Core Edmonton Oilers Forward Would You Move?

The Edmonton Oilers are bad….again. This was supposed to be the year for marked improvement. Not necessarily the year to make the playoffs, but at least be in the hunt […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Max Domi (OHL Images)

CHL Super Series a Measuring Stick for World Juniors

The Subway Super Series has become a staple for the Canadian Hockey League over the past number of years and draws to everyone’s attention that the World Junior Championships are […]

(Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Maturing Into Elite Player

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is starting to come into his own. In this, his fourth NHL season, he is growing into the role of an elite No. 1 centre. His 10 points […]

by · November 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
(Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Edmonton Oilers: Who Steps Up in Taylor Hall’s Absence?

With the news that the Edmonton Oilers best player would be out for the foreseeable future there were audible groans from every fan in Oil Country. It was learned that […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Decision Time Looming for Junior Players

With the NHL season three weeks old, most teams are starting to get a sense of how their rosters are shaping up and are down to making those final few decisions. One […]

by · October 29, 2014 · 0 comments · CHL, Prospects
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The Key to the Wild West: Strength Up the Middle

The NHL’s Western Conference is one where any number of teams can say they have a chance to win it. Although to do so for any team will be a […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Nurse impressed in his first NHL camp (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Oilers Do the Right Thing in Sending Darnell Nurse Back to Junior

The fact that the Edmonton Oilers sent defenseman Darnell Nurse back to the OHL is not a huge surprise. Many assumed that the writing was on the wall in training […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, Prospects
(Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

Edmonton Oilers Draft Success Only Surface Deep

Much has been made about the Edmonton Oilers and the amount of recent top end draft picks that they have featured in their lineup. In fact to start the 2014-15 […]

by · October 7, 2014 · 4 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Nurse impressed in his first NHL camp (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Nikitin Injury Complicates Oilers Blueline Picture

The Edmonton Oilers faced much criticism of their signing of Nikita Nikitin this offseason. Making $9 million over two seasons, very few believe he can live up to those dollars. […]

by · October 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers