Aug 012013


Gagner Comparison
Sam Gagner recently signed on for the three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers and I started to think about what his upside was and who he compares to long term. One name that immediately came to mind was Joe Pavelski, who has turned into a pretty darn good second line center in San Jose. Continue reading »

Jul 302013

Philip Larsen

Better know a new Oiler: Philip Larsen- With my last few posts centred around newcomers to the Oilers organization, Will Acton and Jesse Joensuu, I was reminded of one of my favourite segments of the  Colbert ReportBetter know a district. Like the last few items I have posted, this article will surround Philip Larsen who was acquired from Dallas in the Shawn Horcoff trade. Is Larsen actually part of GM Craig Mactavish’s plan for the future or is he a simple ‘must take back’ like Aaron Johnson was when he was the player the Oilers received for Steve Staios a few years ago? Continue reading »

Jul 192013



Madness. Is Mac T a mad genius or just mad? Does he have someone scouting the KHL non-stop? First, he signs a fairly unkown defenseman out of Omsk Avangard name Anton Belov. Regarded by some as the best defenseman in the KHL last year, this one makes some sense. On draft day, he trades down and takes a couple of mid round flyers in Yakimov and Slepyshev. As a new GM, I can understand him thinking out of the box. I have been supportive of the moves Mac T has made up until this point. But, Grebeshkov? Looking at his hockeydb I discovered he hasn’t scored a goal since 2010-2011 and was a -11 in 44 games last year while posting 8 points and 22 PIMS. What am I missing?

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