[b]The draft will be Ekblad or bust[/b]
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that Edmonton’s defence looks AHL quality. When a guy like Justin Schultz leads your defence in ice time, you’re not going to win many hockey games. While this is a glaring problem that needs to be addressed, drafting an 18-year-old Dman isn’t the answer. Year after year it seems certain fans league... Read More »
[b]Yak is a bust and they should have taken Murray[/b]
Yakupov was the unanimous top prospect (ranked 1st by Central scouting, ISS, The Hockey News, everyone’s favourite Craig Button, etc.). When picking 1st, you simply don’t draft for need, you draft the best player available. In his first season in Edmonton, he showed why he was ranked 1st by most by leading rookies in goals and ti... Read More »
If you follow the oilers, it should come as no surprise that EDM will more than likely be without their 1C, Nugent-Hopkins, to start the season and are pretty thin at C already. The 4C job will be up for grabs between Lander and Will Acton. Acton having never played an NHL game.
Here’s a few possibilities on how I see the F depth chart to start the season:
P... Read More »
I decided to write a little something to keep my fellow oiler posters entertained while they find a new oiler blogger. If you do like it, I may write another. If you don't like it, then I'm never showing my face here again.
Let’s start with the big move of the summer. LW Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson(MPS) and a 2nd round pick in 2014 to St. Louis for LW David Perron. I may be one of few who thin... Read More »
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Favorite TeamsEdmonton Oilers
Most Hated TeamsEvery Canadian team not named Edmonton, Ottawa, or Winnipeg
Favorite PlayersNugent-Hopkins, Jeff Petry, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Artem Anisimov, Dan Hamuis, Martin Marincin, TJ Brodie, Dustin Byfuglien, Nino Nieddereiter, Patrick Sharp, Mark Arcobello
Most Hated PlayersDustin Brown, Ryan Kesler, Kevin Bieksa, Corey Schneider, Dion Phaneuf, Dan Carcillo, Matt Duchene, Zach Parise, Shane Doan, Zack Kassian, Luke Gazdic, Zach Bogosian
Best Hockey Memories2006 underdog cup run
My Hockey TeamsEDM, TBL, PHI, CHI
As a hockey player, I compare to...Hordichuk