NHL News & Notes: Gourde, Tkachuk & More

In today’s News & Notes, Yanni Gourde has signed a big contract extension, Brady Tkachuk is approaching a return and both Alex Formenton and Evan Bouchard have been returned to the London Knights of the OHL. The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Gourde to a six-year deal worth $31 million. The deal will come with […]

NHL News & Notes: Ziegler Jr, Bouchard Makes History & More

In today’s News & Notes, John Ziegler Jr. passed away at the age of 84, Evan Bouchard made history Thursday night and the Toronto Maple Leafs dodged a bullet on the injury front. Related: NHL News & Notes: Schmidt Extension, Wilson Suspension & More John A. Ziegler Jr. Passes Away John Ziegler Jr, the NHL’s […]

Oilers Prospects Update: Bear, Safin, Skinner

Over the past few weeks, we’ve taken an extensive in-depth look at the Edmonton Oilers prospect pool. While the pool may not be the deepest in the NHL, there’s plenty of promise within the pool that makes it one of the more complete groups the franchise has worked with in over 20 years. That’s a […]

Oilers Options to Replace Sekera on Defense

It’s a quiet mid-August afternoon for most clubs around the NHL, but the Edmonton Oilers and their fanbase caught a bad break. The club announced that defenseman Andrej Sekera will be out indefinitely after an off-season training injury that resulted in a torn Achilles tendon. The 32-year-old is coming off a 2017-18 season in which he […]

Edmonton Oilers’ Top 10 Prospects

One criticism the Edmonton Oilers have drawn throughout the years is their inability to find talent outside of the first round. That’s a notion that’s changed over the past few drafts, namely the three since general manager Peter Chiarelli has come to town. The fruits of that labor are just starting to pay dividends as […]

2018 NHL “Do Not Draft” List

On Saturday, I shared my list of must-have prospects with you. Today, we look at the other side of the spectrum. This is our annual “Do Not Draft” list. We debuted this column in 2017. Those who appeared on that list included Casey Mittelstadt (went 8th not 3rd), Michael Rasmussen and Klim Kostin (went 31st). […]

Young Knights Searching for Identity

When the London Knights made their big deadline deals this season, they traded away much more than their top four players. They traded away four players who had entry-level contracts with NHL clubs and they traded away the team’s identity. But that’s the beautiful thing about sports. When you trade away something, it’s your job […]