Carl Maloney

Carl Maloney
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 for questions, comments or if you're interested in him writing for you.

Recent Articles by Carl

Connor McDavid Is Coming To Oil Country

Connor McDavid Is Coming To Oil Country

Connor McDavid is coming to Edmonton. I suppose technically not until June, but even the Oilers can’t make a mistake with this selection, they will take him first overall on […]


Oilers Sign Star College Defenseman Joey Laleggia

There is not much left for Joey Laleggia to accomplish at the college level. The 23 year old defenseman for the University of Denver Pioneers will leave an impressive and […]

by · March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, Prospects
(Anton Slepyshev. Photo: - Sergei Manzheleyev)

Oilers Need Anton Slepyshev to Make Impact in North America

The Edmonton Oilers have been at the bottom of the standings for what seems like an eternity to many. They have had a multitude of top end draft picks over […]

by · March 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, Prospects
Keith Yandle (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Who Has The NHL’s Best Defense?

One of the most commonly used phrases in hockey is the moniker “defense wins championships”. It’s a philosophy that has been debated and analyzed by the best minds in the […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Philadelphia Flyers - Vincent Lecavalier - Photo by Andy Martin Jr

Predicting An NHL Roster In Las Vegas

There has been much debate and controversy over the NHL’s potential expansion to Las Vegas, Nevada. While it is far from a done deal, there appears to be far more reason to […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 2 comments · News/Commentary
BU’s Matt O’Connor Drawing NHL Interest

BU’s Matt O’Connor Drawing NHL Interest

Matt O’Connor’s world has certainly changed. The Boston University goaltender went from being a relative unknown, and within weeks has had no less than 14 NHL teams that have come […]

by · February 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, NHL Goaltending
Despite having Darnell Nurse as a defensive prospect in their pipeline, the Oilers still have problems with their NHL defensive front. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Draisaitl, Nurse Breaking the Oilers Mould

Conventional wisdom has suggested that if a team is bad enough, long enough then eventually they will reap the rewards of multiple high draft picks, and hence the term rebuild. […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 5 comments · Edmonton Oilers, Prospects
Ben Scrivens (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

Oilers Goaltending In Need Of Help, But From Where?

The Edmonton Oilers have a myriad of issues with their current roster and an abundance of holes to fix. Their most pressing need is in their most important position – […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 11 comments · Edmonton Oilers, NHL Goaltending
(Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

Edmonton’s Anton Lander Finally Hitting His Stride

Drafted in the 2nd round, 40th overall in 2009, Anton Lander was expected to be another can’t miss prospect that would join the Oilers core of young stars sooner rather than later. He […]

by · February 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Mitch Marner is a magician with the puck and smart without it.  (Photo: OHL Images)

2015 NHL Draft: Who Goes After The Big 3?

With the 2015 NHL Entry Draft getting closer and closer, there are a few things we know. Barring the miraculous, Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters will go first overall […]

by · February 11, 2015 · 4 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Klefbom (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Edmonton Oilers: Oscar Klefbom A Sign Of Hope On The Blueline

With about 30 games to go in the 2014-15 season, the Edmonton Oilers are yet again looking for incentive other than a playoff push to finish the year. In what has […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Laurent Brossoit (Steven Christy/OKC Barons)

Edmonton Oilers: A Look Down The Pipeline

The Edmonton Oilers have had yet another disappointing season, which barring a miracle, will end up in another lottery draft pick. There is some positive news within the organization though, […]

by · February 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, Prospects