Friday, August 30, 2013

2013-14 Preview: Jones will get his opportunity to rebound

After putting together a pair of very productive campaigns during his first two years in Edmonton Oilers silks, the 2012-13 season was one Ryan Jones would love to forget. It started with the NHL Lockout, was followed by a freak eye injury that ultimately required surgery and nearly cost him his career. Upon returning to the Oilers lineup in late February, Jones struggled with his confidence and never found his game.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

2013-14 Preview: Oilers hoping Ference is as good as advertised

When a franchise decides to enter the National Hockey League's Free Agent Sweepstakes, they generally tend to go big game hunting.The Edmonton Oilers did exactly that this summer, pulling out all the stops in trying to sign former New Jersey Devils winger David Clarkson to a long term extension.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Naming Gagner captain would be a mistake

With all due respect to Mr. Wanye Gretz over at OilersNation, the Edmonton Oilers would need to have their collective heads examined if they are seriously considering naming Sam Gagner as the fourteenth captain in club history.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Omark re-signs but future will be in another NHL city

There is no question Linus Omark is talented enough to play in the National Hockey League. The issue surrounding the diminutive Swede has always been around his play away from the puck and especially in his own end of the rink.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tyler Pitlick and the 2014-15 Oilers

Following the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, you would have been hard pressed to find people who were not thrilled with the Edmonton Oilers selection of Tyler Pitlcik with the first pick on the second round. Central Scouting had the youngster sitting 18th in their final rankings and TSN's Bob Mackenzie had him positioned at 25th on his closing list.