Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
In announcing that the Edmonton Oilers had decided to bring former head coach Craig MacTavish back into the organization, General Manager Steve Tambellini and company have made their decision on who that final piece to their front office team would be. It was no secret they were looking to add another hockey mind to the Tambellini/Kevin Lowe combo in the front office and bringing in MacTavish to be the club's vice-president of hockey operations was a sound move. Some look at this is nothing more than another one of the "old boys" being brought back but I would beg to differ.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Many fans are eagerly awaiting news of Ryan Smyth re-signing with the Edmonton Oilers. However, the longer we go without news of Smyth putting his signature on some sort of extension, the less likely it is to occur. In all honesty, from an organizational stand point, Smyth deciding to finish his playing career elsewhere might just be the best possible news they could receive…even though it would leave many unhappy people in Oil Country.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
When one looks at the first two years of Jordan Eberle's career, there really isn't much not to like. The talented winger has made an almost seamless transition to the NHL game, after a brilliant junior career. He not only starred for Team Canada at the World Juniors but also won the CHL player of the year in 2010. The former Regina Pats standout was and still remains, an absolute stud and his early success in an Edmonton Oilers jersey should surprise no one.