Edmonton - Oct. 1, 2014: Yesterday was not a great day for the Edmonton Oilers organization. After announcing the signing of Vladimir Tkachev to a three-year entry level contract, which was something most fans had been calling for since the start of training camp, a release later in the day stated the eighteen year old Russian was in fact ineligible to be penned to a such a deal by any National Hockey League franchise. Which is not exactly the outcome fans across Oil Country were hoping for. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Sep. 30, 2014: It certainly wasn’t pretty but the Edmonton Oilers found a way to send 16, 839 home from Rexall Place with a smile on their collective faces on Monday evening courtesy of a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Taylor Hall scored a pair goals to lead the way upfront but with the regular season just around the corner, Dallas Eakins and his coaching staff have more than a few question marks about their roster. FULL STORY
Windsor - Sep. 29, 2014: A late goal from Matthew Hotchkiss lifted the Guelph Storm to a 2-1
win over the Windsor Spitfires in front of 4,441 at the WFCU Centre Sunday afternoon. Rookie centre Logan Brown opened the scoring, burying a loose puck past Storm goaltender Justin Nichols (28 saves) on a late first period powerplay, sending the Spitfires to the room with a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Edmonton - Sep. 29, 2014: While the Edmonton Oilers dropped their second pre-season decision in four outings on Sunday afternoon in Saskatoon, falling 5-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks , all that truly matters is whether or not the players are rounding into form prior to the start of the 2014-15 campaign. With that said, one guy who has had a rather uninspiring start to camp has been defenceman Martin Marincin and he could very well be in danger of losing his spot on the big club.
Edmonton - Sep. 28, 2014: Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish decided to not qualify defenceman Taylor Fedun during the summer and instead turned his attention towards signing former Tampa Bay Lightning blueliner Keith Aulie to a one year deal. While Aulie has looked downright awful during his two pre-season appearances for the Oilers, Fedun is pushing hard for a spot on the opening roster of the San Jose Sharks. Confused? You should be.
Windsor - Sep. 27, 2014: Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters denied the Windsor Spitfires a win in the club's home opener Friday, scoring once and adding two assists in a 5-2 decision at the WFCU Centre.
The Spitfires will look to rebound Sunday afternoon, as they host the Guelph Storm, who lost their opener to the Belleville Bulls tonight.