Monthly Archives: January 2013

Can RNH Score 100 Points in a Season?

Can RNH Score 100 Points in a Season?

Doug MacLean made quite the assertion on Sportsnet’s coverage of the Oilers game last night, saying that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is guaranteed to get 100 points …

 

Rating NHL Defencemen

Rating NHL Defencemen

I’m a huge user of Gabe Desjardins’ Behind the Net site, which offers a vast array of advanced hockey statistics for nerds like me to pore …

 

“Low Event” NHL Defencemen

“Low Event” NHL Defencemen

In my article on Mark Fistric, one thing that jumped out at me was how little scoring went on while he was on the ice, …

 

10 Random Predictions for the 2013 Season

10 Random Predictions for the 2013 Season

With the puck dropping on the 2013 Oilers season in about 2 hours from now, I wanted to throw down some random predictions. Devan Dubnyk will …

 

The Value of Experience: Oilers Veterans

The Value of Experience: Oilers Veterans

It’s fun (and bit discomfiting) to look at the Oilers’ lineup and realize just how young it is.  Only 6 players on their roster are …

 

Finding Comparables for the Oilers’ 2013 Season

Finding Comparables for the Oilers’ 2013 Season

It has been a treacherous last 6.5 years of being an Oilers’ fan. There’s really no other way of putting it. Watching a …

 

What’s the Frequency, Ales?

What’s the Frequency, Ales?

Every team in hockey has at least one player that can be considered their go-to player — the guy you put on the ice at …

 

Mark Fistric: Great Defenceman or the Greatest Defenceman?

Mark Fistric: Great Defenceman or the Greatest Defenceman?

Today the Oilers added Mark Fistric from the Dallas South Stars in exchange for a third round draft choice in this year’s Entry Draft.  My …

 

A Strategic Plan for the Oilers

A Strategic Plan for the Oilers

The news broke on Twitter late Saturday evening that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) had been signed by both the NHL and NHLPA, and that …

 

Comparing Smyth to Holmstrom: Who’s Better?

Comparing Smyth to Holmstrom: Who’s Better?

Edmonton Journal scribe Jim Matheson caused a few raised eyebrows tonight when he suggested Oiler prospect Teemu Hartikainen could make the team in order to fill a …