Alexandre Giroux (right) signs with Oilers
The Oilers signed 29-year old center Alexandre Giroux to a one-way contract. No term/salary details are available at this point. However, the belief in the hockey world is that Giroux is a career AHLer.
Giroux was a big part of a winning culture in Hershey. He led the AHL in goals 2 years in a row (60 in 2008/09 and 50 in 2009/10). He also led the AHL in points in 2008/09 and was second in points in 2009/10 (behind teammate Keith Aucoin). All this with only 69 games played in each of the seasons. He was also a playoff performer, leading the league in goals and points in both years, and helping take Hershey to two consecutive Calder Cup wins.
Unfortunately, this success has not translated to the NHL level. He has Continue reading 'Oilers sign Alexandre Giroux to 1-way contract'»
Cox Convention Center, home of the Oklahoma City Barons
Today, the Oklahoma City Barons hosted a live interview with Edmonton Oilers’ President of Hockey Operations Kevin Lowe and Oklahoma City Barons owner Bob Funk Jr in which fans could submit their questions. I submitted a few, myself, and logged all the ones I could catch in the spew of information that was being spit out in the chat window. Here are the questions/answers that I caught.
FYI, KL = Kevin Lowe, BF = Bob Funk Jr. Continue reading 'OKC Barons Live Chat with Kevin Lowe and Bob Funk Jr…'»
Oklahoma City Barons it is..
The Edmonton Oilers AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City has been named, and it is… *drum roll* … well you already know, since you saw the pic above, and since it’s been rumored for about a week or so now – Barons.
The Oklahoma City Barons start up in the 2010/2011 AHL Season in the Cox Covention Center which supports a pretty impressive 13,399 butts in chairs for hockey games.
Now, feel free to come to this site more often without your boss busting you for having some chick’s ass staring at him/her on your computer screen… at least for today.
Here is a shot of what the jersey will look like, from the Prodigal Hockey website: