Friday, August 16, 2013

RNH remains the key to the Oilers power play

Prior to the start of the 2011-12 campaign, the Edmonton Oilers had gone five consecutive seasons with what was essentially a bottom third National Hockey League power play. Not surprisingly, that all changed with the arrival of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Edmonton put together the league's third best power play during the former first overall pick's rookie campaign and followed that up with an eighth place finish in 2013.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Schultz could be battling for a spot come September

The moment Craig MacTavish decided to bring aboard defencemen Anton Belov, Andrew Ference, Denis Grebeshkov and Philip Larsen as potential blueliners for the upcoming 2013-14 season, veteran rearguard Nick Schultz instantly became the man on the hot seat.