January 23 2017 03:09PM
There are things that happen in life that make you double take. I think one of those moments will occur for hockey fans this summer at the expansion draft. Why? We are viewing the draft (mostly) through our own lens. For most of us, the expansion draft comes down to Patrick Maroon versus Brandon Davidson. However, the deeper we go into the process, the more difficult it becomes to guess what will happen this summer.
January 23 2017 01:02PM
(Photo Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)
In our 5th installment of Who Are You I caught up with Oilers rookie defender Matt Benning. We discussed college life, living on our own and how he had the pleasure of helping Jesse Puljujarvi learn the English language.
January 23 2017 09:00AM
This past Wednesday, the Hockey Jesus himself hit 100 points in just 92 games with an assist against the Florida Panthers. That pace put him fourth among active players, behind Alex Ovechkin (77 games), Sidney Crosby (80) and Evgeni Malkin (89).
After recording another assist in that game, he went on to beat the Panthers in overtime with just 2.6 seconds left, giving him 102 points in just 92 games. The OT winner was also a can't-miss goal-of-the-year candidate (and it could have been save-of-the-year material is Reimer had just held his ground).
January 23 2017 07:00AM
It's Monday and that means we're back with another edition of the Mailbag. This week, we talk about Draisaitl's next contract, when the Oilers turned the corner, and why the Oilers can't close out games against weaker opponents. As always, this feature depends on you guys so I need your questions for next week. If you have a question for the mailbag you can always fire off an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Now let's all gather around to kill some company time and learn something.
January 22 2017 06:49PM
It was an eventful week for Oilers prospects across the landscape. Laurent Brossoit won his first NHL game in Calgary, giving Edmonton one more solid performance in a season that has included many Condors having an NHL impact. Jesse Puljujarvi is wowing fans in Bakersfield with highlight goals and some power moves. At lower levels, some slumping players showed signs of life and the junior defensemen all played well. Let's have a look.