February 23rd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects 0 comments

By now, there is little doubt that you have not heard of Sarnia Sting defenseman Jakob Chychrun, who is currently projected to be a top-ten selection at the quickly approaching 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The top ranked defenseman ahead of this year's draft, Chychrun possesses all the tools of a true number one NHL defender. Not only does...

February 20th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers 0 comments

The Florida Panthers are currently leading the Atlantic Division. I don't know how many people predicted they'd be in this position, but they've been a great story all season, between the legendary Jaromir Jagr and the coming of age of their young players. The Panthers have made the playoffs just four times in their franchise history (1993 to...

February 20th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

It is no secret that playing hockey in a Canadian market can be a rather difficult task and as tough as a place like Edmonton can be on members of the Oilers, nothing is quite comparable to playing with the Montreal Canadiens. Not surprisingly, the Habs continued spiral down the NHL standings has led to numerous rumours and speculation but nothing...

February 17th, 2016 In Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Top Stories, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

With the NHL trade deadline looming, teams always have players that are deemed untouchable based on their value or potential. I determined which players 20-years old or younger are the most valuable currently for their organization, starting with the Pacific Division. The amount of quality players in this age group vary on every team; some of...

February 17th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Uncategorized 0 comments

Rebuild. It's a common word in sports. It's the term that upper management uses to keep fans from revolting against the terrible team they've constructed. When a sports team is bad, it's usually because the personal chosen isn't good enough, bad decisions have been made in terms of scouting and drafting, and/or there isn't enough money to field a...

February 15th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trade Deadline 0 comments

To suggest the trio of Bob Nicholson, Peter Chiarelli and Todd McLellan would be anything but disappointed with where the Edmonton Oilers currently sit in the overall NHL standings would be ridiculous. While no one within the organization’s hierarchy expected this year’s club to legitimately compete for a post-season berth, owning the worst...

February 14th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, News, Trade Deadline 0 comments

Despite swirling rumors throughout the season, the Edmonton Oilers will not be dealing forward Jordan Eberle at the 2016 trade deadline, according to a report from Elliotte Friedman on Saturday's "Headlines" segment on Sportsnet. Eberle has been one of many Edmonton forwards who has been rumored to be dangled for help on the blue line. The...

February 12th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers are quietly approaching a conundrum this off-season with the question of whether management led by general manager Peter Chiarelli should extend sophomore Leon Draisaitl this summer instead of next. With the CBA the Oilers are able to negotiate an extension one year out from the end of Draisaitl's entry level contract (ELC)...

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