Oilers Hire Ian Herbers as Assistant Coach

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Herbers brings experience to the young Oilers organization. (Liam Richards/Canadian Press)

The story broke with a piece by Larry Fisher of the Daily Courier that the Edmonton Oilers filled out their coaching staff with the hiring of assistant coach Ian Herbers.

Herbers, formerly of University of Alberta Golden Bears, helped the Bears to multiple Division Championships and a National Championship during his time behind their bench. He brings a winning mentality to a young team at the perfect time in their growth.

For the full story, check out the link below.  Read more of this post

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Oilers Sign Andrej Sekera

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Sekera bolsters the Oilers blue line. (Alex Brandon/The Associated Press)

Sticking with the 2015 edition of NHL Free Agent Frenzy and the Edmonton Oilers, the team bolstered the blue line even more with the signing of Andrej Sekera. To go along with their great offseason and front office upgrades, Sekera is a solid pick up for the Oilers.

For all the details, check out the link below.  Read more of this post

Edmonton Lands Defenceman Eric Gryba

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Eric Gryba will be joining the talented Oilers this season (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

Following THW’s coverage of the 2015 NHL Draft, we had some great coverage of Free Agent Frenzy on July 1st. From signings to minor (or major) deals, we had coverage for the biggest hockey fans out there.

I helped lead the charge with a few pieces, including this one talking about the busy Edmonton Oilers and their signing of solid defenceman Eric Gryba.

For all the details, check out the link below.  Read more of this post

Tape2Tape (012) Roundtable: What’s Next for the Edmonton Oilers?

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What exactly is the next step for the Edmonton Oilers – or is there an answer? (Andy Devlin/Getty Images)

In the latest Tape2Tape roundtable, we take a look at the Edmonton Oilers, the state of the franchise and where exactly they sit right now in terms of their future.

I put together a great roundtable from guys all over the web who’ve covered the Oilers to talk about what’s next for a franchise that is still so far away from putting everything together.  Read more of this post

2014-15 Game of Numbers Series

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As leaders on the Ducks, Perry and Getzlaf are among the top when talking about upcoming milestones. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The 2014-15 Game of Numbers series is an exclusive look at upcoming milestones for each NHL hockey club, brought to you by The Hockey Writers.

The series looks at individual milestones (players within 50 of any 100-mark of games played, goals, assists, points, wins and shutouts), franchise milestones and players among the top 100 in NHL history in the top statistical categories.

For all the updated 2014-15 upcoming milestones, check the links for each team below (all originally published on The Hockey Writers).  Read more of this post

Tape2Tape (001): Boston Bruins Win Presidents’ Trophy, Good or Bad?

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Andrew Forbes’ Tape2Tape – brought to you by The Hockey Writers. (Logo by Amy MacKenzie)

The first post in a new weekly column on The Hockey Writers, Tape2Tape looks at 11 of the hottest stories around hockey. In the first column, I cover retirement to Presidents’ trophies and even necessary exclusions in the discussion of the Hart Trophy.

With only two teams in the past 10 years winning both the Presidents’ Trophy and the Stanley Cup, are the Boston Bruins in a good spot to change that trend? How about Martin Brodeur, will he be back in 2014-15? And what an emotional night for guys like Teemu Selanne and Oilers’ fan favourite Ryan Smyth.  Read more of this post

Detroit Red Wings: The Week Ahead (October 28 – November 3)

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Wings’ are venturing back to familiar stomping grounds on their Canadian West coast swing. (Photo by Dave Reginek // Getty Images)

Here’s a quick look at the Detroit Red Wings west coast Canadian swing taking place this week. The red and white head to Vancouver before taking on Calgary and Edmonton to close out the week.  Read more of this post

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