Friday, July 04, 2014

Second line centre

As of this moment, it is clear to everyone the Edmonton Oilers are absent a second line centre, unless of course you are one of those souls who have fooled yourself into believing Mark Arcobello could fill the role on a short-term basis. 

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

More depth but nothing bold

Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish wasted little time in making his mark during the opening day of the NHL’s annual Free Agent Frenzy, inking former New Jersey Devils blueliner Mark Fayne and New York Rangers winger Benoit Pouliot to long-term extensions, as well as depth defenceman Keith Aulie to a one year pact. 

Gagner out, Purcell in

On Sunday evening, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish finally pulled the trigger on a deal fans had been expecting to happen for some time. Sam Gagner was shipped off to the Tampa Bay Lightning in what had to have been a very difficult move for everyone inside the Oilers organization. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Draisaitl it send him back to Prince Albert

The Edmonton Oilers surprised absolutely no one with their selection of Leon Draisaitl with the third overall pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The only way on earth Craig MacTavish wasn’t going to call the Prince Albert Raiders centre’s name when he stepped up to the podium was if Barrie Colts defenceman Aaron Ekblad fell into their laps.