The Edmonton Oilers spent this past summer laying the foundation for their rebuilding effort from their 30th place finish in the standings last season, and now fans will have an inside look at the process.
"Oil Change," which airs on the NHL Network at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, will take fans inside the board room and the locker room as GM Steve Tambellini and others in the front office take apart last season's roster and begin installing a new core of young players, including first-round picks Taylor Hall, Magnus Paajarvi and Jordan Eberle.
Fans will be able to see players signed, traded and cut, watch as coaches reprimand players and listen in on in-game conversations between players.
During Tuesday's 3-1 Boston road win, Bruins all-star defenseman Zdeno Chara played more than 29 minutes as part of a plan to stymie Alex Ovechkin and his offensively-inclined Washington Capitals teammates. It worked. Ovi finished with no points and just five shots on goal.
Find out what Caps' coach Bruce Boudreau has in mind to counter during tonight's Washington at Boston rematch. The games airs at 7 p.m., on NHL Network in the U.S.
American fans can plan on great NHL matchups every Thursday night on NHL network, plus a regular game on Saturday nights too. It's all part of an expanded U.S. schedule of live games for NHL Network.
Atlanta Thrashers forward Anthony Stewart, who has 4 goals in his past two games including his first career hat trick last week against Anaheim, will be among the guests on NHL Live! on Wednesday, scheduled from noon-2 p.m. on NHL Network and NHL.com and broadcast on XM Radio.
Stewart, a former first-round pick of the Panthers and the older brother of Avalanche forward Chris Stewart, had 4 career goals in 108 NHL games before scoring three times in the Thrashers' 5-4 shootout win over the Ducks and the tying goal in what became a 4-2 victory against the Sharks. The Thrashers rallied from two-goal deficits in both games.