Matt Henderson: Oiler Mismanagement Of Defense Hindering Player Development

The Oilers are apparently so deep on the blueline within the organization that they cannot keep draft picks Martin Gernat and David Musil on the Barons’ roster. The two Oiler young Oiler assets have been sent down a rung on the organizational ladder to the ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors. Forgive me for my skepticism, however, about that Oiler depth on the back end. Sure, they...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The odds are in Oilers’ Prospect David Musil’s favour

For nearly every team in the WHL, the season ended just a game or two too soon. For the Edmonton Oil Kings, last year’s WHL champs, this especially rang true. The Oil Kings knew what it takes to get to the Memorial Cup, they had finished out their season there last year. And for many of the players on the roster, these were their final games of their junior careers.  Continue...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

2913 Draft Watch Mason Geertsen

Trades can never be easy. In order to get something of value, you have to lose something of value and often times more. And so it was for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL in their quest to acquire veteran defenceman and Edmonton Oilers’ prospect David Musil, then of the Vancouver Giants. Many saw this trade as inevitable, as this is Musil’s last season in the WHL, and he was...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Hurricanes CHL Prospect Update: 1/1 - 1/7

This was an interesting week for junior hockey, as there were a few teams playing without some of their top players with the World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia. You could consider this a time for some of the "secondary" players on their teams to step up while the stars are out, which it is for some teams like the Niagara Ice Dogs who were missing at least three of...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Adam French: Making the Czech World Junior Squad: Defense and Goalie

Defense: David Musil – The Oilers product is a very good shutdown defenseman that plays with a physical edge. He also has some growing offensive awareness. He’s been solid but unspectacular internationally but will now have a chance as the squad’s top defender to show what he can do. Marek Hrbas – Hrbas is another return player. The 5’11 defender...
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

David Musil Stays Positive

For some, hockey bloodlines run deep. And while those bloodlines may help a player get their foot in the door, that’s going to be as far as it can take you. At some point, talent has to take front and centre stage. With David Musil, his bloodlines helped develop him into a WHL player, but it was his talent that got him drafted 31st overall at the 2010 NHL entry draft, and a position...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Oilers Land Schultz, Have Busy Signing Weekend

The Edmonton Oilers signed a defenceman this morning, but it wasn’t the name that everyone has been waiting for. Early Saturday morning the team announced that they had signed Vancouver Giant defenceman David Musil. Musil was the Oilers second round pick at the 2011 NHL entry draft and while the Oilers didn’t need to sign him for another year since he is almost a lock to return...
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June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

David Musil Makes Rare Calgary Appearance

David Musil was the first son of an ex-Oiler drafted at the 2011 NHL entry draft in St. Paul Minnesota. You couldn’t help but wonder if he was selected for his bloodlines or his abilities, but knowing that Musil had been ranked anywhere from 23 (The Hockey News) and 38 (CSS for N.A. skaters) taking the defenceman at 31 was reasonable. When Steve Tambellini talked about the sons...
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January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Rich Winter Right, Should The Oilers Be Playing Their Young Dmen?

from David Staples of The Cult Of Hockey, Prominent Edmonton player agent Ritch Winter says Oilers coach Tom Renney is making a big mistake by not developing young defencemen like 18-year-old David Musil, 19-year-old Martin Marincin and 18-year-old Oscar Klefboom on the Oilers this year. Writing on The Agents of Change blog, Winter points out that when Glen Sather led the Oilers...
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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

David Musil at the 2012 WJC

For the 2010 NHL entry draft there were several sons of former Oilers available, and the concern of whether or not those players may be selected for their blood ties before their hockey skills appeared real enough.  When it came to David Musil, son of Edmonton Oilers’ European scout Frank Musil, selected 31st overall, concerns were quickly set aside. Musil had been ranked anywhere...
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January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

WJC: Klefbom's Swedes end 31-year drought

GAME ESSENTIALS  SWEDEN vs. RUSSIA Game Recap Photo Gallery Post-game interviews  TOURNAMENT FEATURES Jan. 3 - David Musil Dec. 28 - Stu MacGregor's Assessment Dec. 24 - Dressing Room Transition Dec. 23 - Oscar...
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January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

WJC: Canada captures bronze with 4-0 win

GAME ESSENTIALS  CANADA vs. FINLAND Game Recap Photo Gallery Post-game interviews  TOURNAMENT FEATURES Jan. 3 - David Musil Dec. 28 - Stu MacGregor's Assessment Dec. 24 - Dressing Room Transition Dec. 23 - Osca...
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January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

WJC: Czechs claim 5th with win over Slovakia

GAME ESSENTIALS  CZECH REP. vs. SLOVAKIA Game Recap Photo Gallery Post-game interviews  TOURNAMENT FEATURES Jan. 3 - David Musil Dec. 28 - Stu MacGregor's Assessment Dec. 24 - Dressing Room Transition Dec. 23 -...
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January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

G35 Oilers at Canucks & WJ Day One

The Oilers have faded in the NW standings, but remain one of three teams with a positive goal differential. A closer look reveals a lot of what the Oilers are about is the powerplay. Oilers 11-12 are 59-65 at even strength, 28-23 on the PP and 4-3 on the PK. The powerplay has been outstanding at home--19 goals leads the league and the 24.4 home percentage is 2nd in the entire league...
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December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

She Talks To Angels

The World Juniors take center stage beginning on Boxing Day, and Oiler fans are going to have to check the schedule and programs. There are four Oiler blue to keep an eye on. Oscar Klebom got a look at things and "talked to Tambellini" while playing a solid game for Sweden against the Canadians last night. Klefbom looked good to me, he was on what looked like the third...
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December 24, 2011  |  Discuss

#13 Prospect: Tobias Rieder

Winter 2011: #13Summer 2011: #14Tobias Rieder is a RW from Landshut, Germany. He plays in Kitchener, which must feel like home (100 years ago, Kitchener Ontario was called "Berlin") and Ranger fans are certainly happy to have him. Rieder is the 5th member of the 2011 draft group to make the list, following RNH (#1), Oscar Klefbom (#3), Martin Gernat (#7) and David Musil...
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December 11, 2011  |  Discuss

#10 Prospect: David Musil

If we're playing favorites, David Musil is near the top of my list. He was so calm in pre-season that one could easily project him into the future as steady, reliable defender. Lots of PK, tough EV minutes and plenty of grit and toughness. Winter 2011: #10Summer 2011: #8Redline report: His father, Frank, was a longtime NHL defenseman and currently a highly respected scout....
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December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Four Horsemen

Far from the events of the big league club, and a long flight from Oklahoma's weather, there are four defensemen building their resume's in hopes of spending their 20s and 30s as NHL players. For Edmonton Oiler fans, the WHL houses the future on the blue.This blog followed three college defensemen once upon a time, and as we might have expected the results were mixed. Jeff...
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November 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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