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.

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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 · 0 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 – […]

(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
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Edmonton Oilers: Too Soon To Consider Nail Yakupov A Bust?

The start to Nail Yakupov’s NHL career is one that is difficult to put a positive spin on. A No.1 overall pick in 2012, he was expected to be a […]

Jeff Petry has been tacking on the points before the trade deadline. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)

Jeff Petry’s Time In Edmonton Is Limited

There have been few Edmonton Oilers defensemen over the last few years that have been debated more than Jeff Petry. Much of it has been critical. He’s not physical enough. He’s […]

John Gibson and Frederik Andersen might be unproven as an NHL goalie tandem, but they will have to be on top of their game in order for the Ducks to remain competitive in the Western Conference. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

North American Young Stars Will Excite But Can They Stop the Puck?

Its official, the World Cup is back and it’s coming to Toronto in 2016. That’s not the only announcement Gary Bettman made over all-star weekend. There is a new 8 […]

Nick Ritchie (Terry Wilson / OHL Images)

OHL Trade Deadline: Flurry of Action as Contenders Stock Up

With the excitement of the World Junior Championships and the thrilling Canadian win in the rearview mirror, it’s back to business for the rest of junior hockey in the country. […]

by · January 12, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, OHL