Thursday, June 20, 2013

Upgrading the blueline has to be priority one

With the 2013 NHL Entry Draft just around the corner, much of the focus surrounding the Edmonton Oilers has revolved around the potential of them possibly moving their seventh overall pick. Regardless of what Craig MacTavish decides to do with this year's first round pick, one thing is painfully clear. In order for the Oilers to show any sort of marked improvement in the standings, upgrading their blueline must be the rookie GM's top priority.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Oilers could build a decent bottom six, with or without Horcoff

You can count me in the group of those who were rather surprised to hear Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish, hint at the likely departure of Shawn Horcoff in the coming months. In my mind, he had one more year left in Oilers silks, before being moved or bought out of the final year of his deal.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Frolik would be a nice addition to the Oilers top nine

Michael Frolik has always intrigued me as a player. Ever since being drafted tenth overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers, the talented Czech has always been a player I have kept my eye on. After putting up back-to-back twenty-one goal campaigns in his rookie and sophomore seasons, it looked as though he was well on his way to becoming a legitimate top six NHL forward.