Hi all. Sorry for disappearing for a few days. I'd love to have a great excuse, but the truth is, I had writer's blog. Seriously. There's only so much you can write about a hockey team six weeks before the end of the players and the NHL entry draft...one in which the Oilers have no picks in the second or third round.
To help me get over my writer's block, some of you have been sending me questions, and I appreciate it. I'll try to answer some today.
Q: Bogdan Yakimov just signed a three-year entry level deal. He played in the KHL last season. How soon before he helps the Oilers?
A: My guess is, he needs two full seasons in the AHL, but he'll turn into a third-line NHL player. Yakimov is a center (Oilers are starving for center prospects) and he's big (what I saw today suggested 6'4", 220). During the 2014 World Junior Championships, Yakimov was one of the noticeable players on a so-so Russian team. Why he was noticeable is because he plays ...