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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Recent Articles by Carl

(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
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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
Klefbom (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Edmonton Oilers Camp: Rookie Watch

The Edmonton Oilers have had a plethora of top end, blue chip prospects looking to make the team in each of the last number of years. Top draft picks like […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Oilers Offseason Spotlight: the Goaltending

The goaltending position is one that underwent an overhaul last season. The Oilers started 2013-14 with the duo of Devan Dubnyk and Jason LaBarbera between the pipes in the hopes […]

by · September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Andrew Ference (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Oilers Offseason Spotlight: The Defense

It’s hard to say which position has garnered the most critiscm over the past few years between the defense and goaltending, but let’s just say both have come under their […]

by · September 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Oilers Need Yak to Be Back in Edmonton

Nail Yakupov’s ascension to the NHL ranks has not been as smooth as many around the hockey world had anticipated. The 2012 first overall pick had a respectable rookie season […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Oilers Offseason Spotlight: The Forwards

Like most of the Edmonton Oilers roster going into the 2014-15 season, the forward position was one that underwent many changes this offseason. Many of those moves started last year when […]

by · September 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Oscar Klefbom (Steven Christy/OKC Barons)

Making Sense of the Oklahoma City Barons Blueline

Last season was one of  transition on the Oklahoma City Barons blueline as there was an influx of players joing the professional ranks for the first time. Defensemen Oscar Klefbom, […]

by · August 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Oklahoma City Barons
Dillon Simpson, (Eric Classen, UND Athletics)

Edmonton Oilers: Pipeline Defensemen Poised to Pay Dividends

A position of certain weakness for the Edmonton Oilers has been their defense over the past number of years. Not exactly news to anyone who has followed the Oilers. The […]

by · August 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers