Found April 30, 2012 on Hockey Fan Land:
David Staples of the Edmonton Journal recently asked: Should the Edmonton Oilers trade their first overall selection for Jordan Staal?   Having the first overall selection for the third year straight gives the Edmonton Oilers a ton of options. I think adding a player of Jordan Staal's caliber would be a good thing for the Oilers. Staples point out all the reasons why:"Staal is a big, strong and fairly aggressive two-way centre, still in his prime, capable of playing the toughest minutes. He won’t come cheap, but he’ll likely be worth the money over the next six or seven years if he can stay healthy. He is exactly the kind of player the Oilers need at centre, giving the team an excellent one-two punch with Ryan Nugent-Hopkin s. While the Oilers have been a weak team, the thought of playing with wingers like Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Ales Hemsky might be enticing for Staal. He’d certainly have a bigger role here. The Oilers should certainly considering making a move for ...

Let’s Talk Jordan Staal

via Bob McKenzie tweets, There’s a lot of Jordan Staal talk, where his long-term home is (PIT or elsewhere?). Being a year from UFA means he’s driving the bus. PIT can’t get full market value in trade for J Staal if he’s one and done in the new locale. So Staal ultimately ends up wherever he wants. I wouldn’t be surprised if all three Staal brothers eventually want to...

Oilers Well Represented at the 2012 Worlds

The Edmonton Oilers have two first overall players and a third one this summer but it is Jordan Eberle making headlines in the post season. Eblere was surely an easy pick for Team Canada and the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Sweden and Finland and now that pick is paying off. Continue reading "Oilers Well Represented at the 2012 Worlds"

Oilers Still Have Room For More Contracts

When it comes to the number of contracts the Oilers have, you have to know that there will be some changes. The current contracts roll over on June 30th, and the new contracts take affect July 1st. What this means is that Pelss’ contract doesn’t count until July 1st, and the same is true for the Tyler Bunz contract. Continue reading "Oilers Still Have Room For More Contracts"


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