Friday, February 12, 2016

Making An Impression

It was exactly ten days ago that a piece appeared in this very spot focusing on the opportunity that awaited Edmonton Oilers winger Jordan Eberle following the NHL All-Star break. With Connor McDavid set to return from his broken collarbone and slated to play on a line with Eberle and Benoit Pouliot, the chances to turn around what had been a rather disappointing first-half of the season was there for the taking. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Numbers Are Starting To Dwindle

With Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets coming to agreement on a five-year extension earlier this week, the upcoming NHL unrestricted free agent market for potential impact defenceman has dwindled down to next to nothing.  While the Edmonton Oilers were likely hoping to grab another quality player for a second consecutive summer on the open market, see Andrej Sekera,  that could prove to be far easier said than done for general manager Peter Chiarelli. 

Sunday, February 07, 2016

A Dose Of Reality

When it comes to the 2015-16 NHL season, not much has gone according to plan for either the Edmonton Oilers or current Montreal Canadiens netminder Ben Scrivens. While the Oilers continue to spin their wheels when it comes to moving up the Western Conference standings, the 29-year old has watched his career continue to spiral out of control following what was a rather forgettable 2014-15 campaign. With that said, the comments Scrivens made about his former organization following his first win of the season in the Canadiens 5-1 victory over the Oilers on Saturday afternoon were not only surprising but frankly laughable.