Mike Smith on Injured Reserve

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The Edmonton Oilers announced today that goaltender Mike Smith landed on the team’s Injured Reserve (IR). That removes the netminder from their active roster, leaving a spot filled by Stuart Skinner from their AHL club. Skinner was recalled from the Bakersfield Condors in the same move, the team announced. 🔁 #Oilers roster move 🔁 🔸Mike […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers Mike Smith Out

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The Edmonton Oilers have lost goaltender Mike Smith. The veteran hasn’t played yet, but he has encountered an obstacle just the same. The news comes on the heals of a strong victory over the Vancouver Canucks Thursday evening. Patrick Johnson of the Vancouver Sun announced the absence Friday afternoon. Source tells me Oilers goalie Mike […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers Black Aces

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Last Word on Hockey is bringing you its Black Aces Series, covering every team in the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs. Recently the NHL owners and NHLPA agreed to an expanded playoff format to finish the 2019-2020 season and award the Stanley Cup. There will be 24 teams participating as opposed to the normal 16 teams. […] READ MORE


TSP: Top Edmonton Oilers Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. We will be following the order of […] READ MORE


WHL Doubles Down in the Memorial Cup

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NCAA basketball has the Final Four. College hockey has the Frozen Four. The equivalent in junior hockey is the Memorial Cup. This year, the WHL is represented by two teams: the WHL Champion Swift Current Broncos and the host team, the Regina Pats. The Pats boast top NHL prospect Sam Steel as their Captain. The Canadian […] READ MORE




Stuart Skinner Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #80

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Hockey Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word […] READ MORE