Saturday, February 22, 2014

Time to get busy

With the NHL Trade Deadline less than two weeks away, one can’t help but wonder how many players will ultimately find their way off the Edmonton Oilers roster. While the names of Sam Gagner, Ales Hemsky and Nick Schultz continue to make the rounds in rumour mills across the league, there are a number of other players who general manager Craig MacTavish could send packing prior to the March 5th deadline.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Price comes up large in Canada's win over USA

Heading into today’s Olympic semi-final between Team Canada and Team USA, there really was no question as to who the favourite was. While some may have been expecting the Americans to pull off the upset, no one could have been overly surprised to see Canada walk away with a 1-0 win to advance to Sunday’s Gold Medal game against Sweden.

Oilers schedule is far tougher than some think

With twenty-two games remaining on their schedule the Edmonton Oilers find themselves within four points of the Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers in the NHL’s overall standings and just five back of a New York Islanders squad that just lost the services of John Tavares for the remainder of the season.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Marincin is making the most of his opportunity

Heading into the 2013-14 season almost everyone viewed defenceman Martin Marincin as the likely odd man out when it came to the Edmonton Oilers and their prospects on the backend.

Hemsky needs to play for a winner

For those of us who have been lucky enough to watch the Edmonton Oilers Ales Hemsky play on a nightly basis over the last eleven years, we all know the type of player he is. At times he has gone missing in action during his tenure in Orange and Blue but for the most part, the former first round pick has been this team’s best player for the vast majority of that time.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What's the rush?

Not surprisingly, the Sam Gagner to Los Angeles Kings rumours have started to quiet down. While the Kings could definitely use another skilled player in their top nine forwards, the Edmonton Oilers centre doesn't exactly fit the bill for what they need.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

MacT will be a busy man this summer

With the NHL Trade Deadline roughly two weeks away, you can bet Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish is a busy man. While he has his fair share of pending unrestricted free agents to move at the deadline, the best of the bunch being Ales Hemsky, rumours surrounding the possible departure of Sam Gagner won’t go away.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Arcobello? Lander?

Regardless of what Craig MacTavish decides to do at this year’s NHL Trade Deadline, the Edmonton Oilers GM is going to have to decide what type of player he wants to employ as his fourth line centre come 2014-15.