Friday, May 02, 2014
So here we are…just over a day and half away from a third consecutive Western Hockey League Final between the Edmonton Oil Kings and Portland Winterhawks. As good as both of these teams have been over the last handful of seasons, the chances of them squaring off in three consecutive WHL Championship series were minuscule at best.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
We are now three seasons into the career of Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the doubters have started to come out of the woodwork when it comes to the former first overall pick. With the Oilers seemingly doing nothing but continually spinning their wheels and the Colorado Avalanche and Gabriel Landeskog enjoying what has been an absolutely dream campaign for Patrick Roy’s crew, fans and critics alike are calling out the organization for selecting the wrong player in Minnesota back in 2011.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Does he stay or does he go? That is ultimately the question when it comes to Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner. After seven years in the National Hockey League it appears as though the former sixth overall pick and the organization have reached a crossroads in their relationship.
It has become painfully obvious, even to the staunchest of Gagner supporters, that a one-two punch of #89 and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is one that simply doesn’t work in today’s NHL.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
On the strength of yet another dominating home ice performance and a pair of timely goals from Brett Pollock, the Edmonton Oil Kings clinched their third consecutive Western Hockey League Eastern Conference crown with a 4-3 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers.