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Monday, 05.04.2015 / 9:57 AM
Oilers radio colour analyst Bob Stauffer answers questions submitted by fans about the team.
(1) Bob, do you see Peter Chiarelli moving one of the Oilers young guns right away to upgrade in defence or goal? -- Jack in Hinton, AB
I can’t speak for the Oilers new President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, but my guess is that Chiarelli will want to assess what he has with the likes
Wednesday, 04.22.2015 / 4:18 PM
Leon Draisaitl is having fun in the WHL, and why wouldn’t he? It’s a chance to play longer, with the Oilers out of the playoffs, and it’s a real shot at winning a championship. The Kelowna Rockets have advanced to the Western Conference Final and Draisaitl is headed there with them.
“It’s been good. It’s been very good,” said the Oilers 2014 third-overall pick, who joined Bob Stauffer on Oilers
Wednesday, 04.22.2015 / 4:16 PM
“I was surprised a little bit, but at the same time I think it’s great for the Oilers and the organization to most likely get a game-changing player. It’s very exciting and I’m looking forward to what’s ahead,” said Draisaitl, who joined Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now, Wednesday afternoon.
The consensus is the top two players on draft boards across the league are Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel
Wednesday, 04.22.2015 / 3:17 PM
Oilers General Manager Craig MacTavish joined Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now to discuss winning the draft lottery and the path ahead for the club. MacTavish was asked to describe the runaway top two prospects in the draft, Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel.
McDavid is NHL Central Scouting’s top-ranked North American skater for the 2015 NHL Draft. He recorded 120 points in just 47 games this season
Wednesday, 04.22.2015 / 2:29 PM
Craig MacTavish was on Oilers Now with Bob Stauffer on Wednesday afternoon and he said that things “marginally” change now that they have the opportunity to add one of two “generational” talents that sit at the top of the draft.
If the Oilers selected Connor McDavid, MacTavish says it would give them three of the best, if not the best, players in the CHL playoffs. Leon Draisaitl and his Kelowna
Sunday, 04.19.2015 / 5:40 PM
Oilers radio colour analyst Bob Stauffer will answer fans submitted by fans about the team. This week is the first edition of the season.
(1) How will the Oilers handle their young talent up front with McDavid (or Eichel) in the fold? What does this mean for Draisaitl, who’s a centre? Is he more likely to play in the AHL or on the wing? — Laura in Red Deer
There a couple of trains of thought
Tuesday, 03.31.2015 / 2:44 PM
Defenceman Joey LaLeggia and the Oilers agreed to terms on Tuesday to a two-year entry level contract. LaLeggia was chosen in the fifth round (123rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent four years with the University of Denver Pioneers.
LaLeggia spoke for the first time, since the news broke this morning, on Oilers Now with Bob Stauffer.
“I’m extremely excited and honoured
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Monday, 03.30.2015 / 12:00 AM
Bob Stauffer answers questions submitted by fans in our regular Monday feature
Thursday, 03.26.2015 / 12:00 PM
by Oilers Radio Colour Analyst Bob Stauffer, in a game against Montreal Alexei Emelin made a dangerous hit on Yakupov. It wasn't long after that, you guessed it, Derek Roy came back and walloped Emelin and gave him 'the business' as we like to say to go along with the hit. A little payback and reminder that Roy will backup and defend his teammates.
It's a quality I didn't really know the centreman had