Comparing with the Hockey News Fantasy Pool Guide

Source: Oilers Addict
Date: 2014-08-24

I was at the Home Depot yesterday picking out some flooring. It was a nice little Saturday. In the checkout lane they had the Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Pool Guide. I’m a fantasy hockey guy, so I buy it every year. Since there is a lack of Oilers related news I thought I would compare [...] The post Comparing with the Hockey News Fantasy Pool Guide appeared first on Oilers Addict.

Continue Reading

MOON (OVER) MARTIN

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2014-08-24

Martin Marincin was a second-round pick four years ago. As you may recall in our recent look at selections 31-60 over the last number of years, about 28% of the picks in that round deliver 100 or more NHL games. Marincin is already (basically) halfway there, and has a very good chance to pass that number this coming season. When he was drafted by Edmonton, the common themes were a strong U18 tournament, a lanky body type, and some two-way ability. Red Line Report (No. 50 ranking) Tall Lanky D with a huge frame to fill out. Good skating ability for his size; Pivots well and shows good agility, though he lacks balance and acceleration. Skates with head up and looking for plays – smooth puck

Continue Reading

MAKE THOSE CORGI’S DANCE

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2014-08-23

Taylor Hall pushes the river, and Taylor Hall is the very best of the Edmonton Oilers. A recent article by Derek Van Diest in the Edmonton Sun offers an encouraging look into the mindset of the ‘face of the franchise.’ He’s ready, he’s rested, he’s had a full summer to prepare and the ‘fire in his eyes’ burns brightly. In a season where nothing rhymed, where the Corgi’s howled all night long and into the sunrise, Taylor Hall finished inside the top 10 in league scoring. His next trick? Dragging this sorry carcass of a franchise into the promised land of the playoffs. I’m not going to quote the entire article (because it’s a must rea

Continue Reading

Meet The Blogger – Baggedmilk

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2014-08-23

There are some amazing writers out there in the blogging world and here at The Oilers Rig, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites and interviewed them in an effort to get to know them a little bit better.  Today in Meet The Blogger we feature the second half of the dynamic duo…Jeanshorts and Baggedmilk.  In this interview we take a look at the very funny and talented Baggedmilk.   DISCLAIMER:  This article may (will) contain language not appropriate for children and some adults.  Reader discretion is advised.   When did you start writing about hockey? What got you into it? I started blogging when my life partner (Jeanshorts) and I started JSBM back in 2008…

Continue Reading

Edmonton Oilers D prospect Dillon Simpson a dark horse who might be on fast track to NHL

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-08-23

2014 Edmonton Oilers prospects: #9 Dillon Simpson Prospects in the mirror may be closer than they appear. Such can certainly be the case with NCAA-trained defencemen, many of whom take the fast track to the NHL once they finally emerge from the black box that is their amateur career. Dillon Simpson may be the latest example, or then again he might not. It’s exceedingly difficult to get a read on college players, defencemen in particular, until they get a chance to show their wares against professional competition. Simpson is set to do just that in 2014-15 after an impressive four-year career at the University of North Dakota. For now all we have is first-person accounts from his colleg

Continue Reading

SLEDGE. HAMMER!

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-08-23

Boyd Gordon had severe own-zone starts one year ago, and that's unlikely to change in the coming season. The Edmonton Oilers will use Gordon as a defensive zone security blanket and a penalty-killing machine. How will they use Nuge? Arco? Leon? Let's have a look. 

Continue Reading

THE DEVELOPMENT CURVE

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2014-08-23

“I was also fortunate in one other area. Today’s system of drafting 18-year olds wasn’t around in 1973. I was 22 years old before my pro career began to blossom and if I’d been drafted at 18, I don’t think I’d be in a position to write this book today.” -Lanny McDonald, from LANNY. Let me ask you a question: How many players drafted by Edmonton since 2006 proceeded along a traditional developmental timeline before becoming NHL players. How many established themselves as being bona fide at one level, were elevated and then clicked in and rolled on down the line? Here’s my list: Jeff Petry and Theo Peckham (2006 draft) Riley Nash and Linus Omark (2007 draft) Jordan Eberle

Continue Reading

What’s in a number? We’ll see with Sam Gagner in Arizona

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Spills
Date: 2014-08-23

Former Edmonton Oilers’ centre Sam Gagner will  be wearing No. 9, not his usual No. 89 when he shows up with the Arizona Coyotes for an exhibition game here Oct. 1. Gagner has NHL seniority on Danish winger Mikkel Boedker, who was drafted in 2008, one year after Gagner–both in the first round–but he’s not about to fork over any cash or take him for dinner to get the number 89. The Coyotes have Keith Tkachuk’s No. 7, Teppo Numminen’s No. 21, Jeremy Roenick’s No. 97, and have kept former Winnipeg Jets’ stars Bobby Hull (9), Dale Hawerchuk (10) and current Winnipeg alderman Thomas Steen (25) in mothballs from their time in Manitoba. But, now Gagn

Continue Reading

Meet The Blogger – Jeanshorts

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2014-08-22

There are some amazing writers out there in the blogging world and here at The Oilers Rig, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites and interviewed them in an effort to get to know them a little bit better.  Today in Meet The Blogger we feature the first half of a dynamic duo from Jeanshorts and Baggedmilk.  In this interview we take a look at the hilarious Jeanshorts.   DISCLAIMER:  This article may (will) contain language not appropriate for children and some adults.  Reader discretion is advised.   When did you start writing about hockey? What got you into it? My life partner Baggedmilk and I started Jeanshorts and Baggedmilk at some point during the year of our lord,

Continue Reading

Is three scoring lines a Dallas Eakins’ fantasy or can it happen in 2014-15?

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-08-22

Can each of the Oilers top three lines score 10 more goals this coming year?  The annual summer time talk of the Edmonton Oilers somehow putting together three scoring lines is heating up again, this time courtesy of Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins, who talked earlier this week to Oilers Now’s Bob Stauffer, unofficial spokesman for Oilers public relations. Stauffer asked Eakins about Nail Yakupov’s struggles, and Eakins offered the following: “We’ve got find the right combinations up front, not only for Nail, but for everybody.We want to have all of our lines have a sense of danger that we can score no matter who is going out there, and we’ll start looking for

Continue Reading

’84 Stanley Cup Reunion Sold Out

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2014-08-22

The Edmonton Oilers announced today the 1984 Stanley Cup Reunion scheduled for Rexall Place on Friday, October 10 sold out in less than one hour this morning. The event will provide Oilers fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the 198...

Continue Reading

Sorry, Edmonton Oilers' reunion tickets sold out :(

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-08-22

There were more than 99 tears when Edmonton Oilers' reunion tickets sold out within an hour on Friday.

Continue Reading