Friday, August 29, 2014

Schultz inks one year deal to remain in Oilers silks

It was the news Edmonton Oilers fans were waiting to hear and yet many seem to be almost disappointed in the money the organization had to cough up in order to ink defencemanJustin Schultz to a one year deal. While the masses were hoping for some sort of team friendly bridge contract, that was never going to part of the equationwhen it was all said and done. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Klefbom will push for regualr duty in 2014-15

There was no question that Craig MacTavish was going to upgrade his blueline during the summer and he apparently accomplished what he set out to do in signing defencemen Keith Aulie, Mark Fayne and Nikita Nikitin to free agent deals. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Draisaitl signs and looks to be headed for regular duty in 2014-15

It may have taken longer than many across Oil Country would have hoped but as of this morning, Leon Draisaitl is officially a member of the Edmonton Oilers. The two sides finally agreed to dot the “i’s” and cross the “t’s” on a three year entry level deal that will likely all but guarantee the former Prince Albert Raiders star centre starts his National Hockey League career in the Alberta capital this October. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Dallas Eakins Will Be In Tough In 2014-15

While the Edmonton Oilers organization might not say publicly, one has to think head coach Dallas Eakins will be on the hot seat in 2014-15. After leading this team to as disappointing a season that has been seen in this neck of the woods for some time, and that is saying something, the former Toronto Marlies bench boss surely could not survive another year of under achievement when it comes to the National Hockey League standings. 

Friday, August 01, 2014

Schultz will get his money

When the Toronto Maple Leafs and defenceman Jake Gardiner agreed to five year extension, many an Oiler fan felt Craig MacTavish had a fair comparable to use in his negotiations with blueliner Justin Schultz. While both play a very similar style of game and have many of the same shortcomings, there is one massive difference between the two that simply cannot be ignored.