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Oilers desperate to make trade

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 29, 2014 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (1)

As a hockey fan who watches every Edmonton Oilers game I know there are many problem areas with this team. No defense. No goaltending. No Center depth. Knowing all of this, I would say multiple trades are a necessity to get this team where we all expected it to be. Nobody is untouchable outside of maybe Taylor Hall. Some of the rumored deals look decent but they would just be a start. For instance: David Perron for Artem Anisimov would not do nearly enough. This franchise needs...

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Marty in the House!

Posted by James Lindsay on November 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Martin Brodeur tried out with the St. Louis Blues today at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.  Yes, arguably the greatest goalie to strap on pads could be part of the Blues, at least for a little while. Blues starting minder Brian Elliot sustained an injury in his last game and had to be replaced by backup Jake Allen.  Elliot is reported to be out for at least two weeks.  This means rookie Allen is at the helm. Allen has been great (6-2 with a 2.12 GAA), however is a ...

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Legendary hockey coach Pat Quinn dies at 71

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 25, 2014 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The hockey world has lost a great one.


Pat Quinn, a former NHL player and head coach, died Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital, the Vancouver Giants and Hockey Hall of Fame announced. He was 71.


“Words cannot express the pain we all feel today for the Quinn family,” Giants majority owner Ron Toigo. “Pat was an inspiration to all of us. He always said that respect was something that should be earned, not giv...

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Leafs players under criticism for avoiding stick salute following Thursday's win over Tampa Bay

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 21, 2014 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 yesterday, but players are still taking some scrutiny from the media for what happened following the regulation horn. In the past, the club has always had a regular tradition of saluting the fans following home wins. Last night though, there was no salute.

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Alex Ovechkin scores game-winner as Capitals hold on at Colorado, 3-2

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

If there is one thing every hockey fan knows: It is that Alex Ovechkin Is notorious for scoring highlight reel goals. Last night,  Ovechkin did it again, in one shift he sealed the fate of the Colorado Avalanche and secured a road victory for his Washington Capitals. 

The fact that 

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Hextall launched profanity-laced tirade against Flyers last night

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 21, 2014 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

A fiery competitor on the ice, Ron Hextall has mostly been a model of restraint during his time as a front office executive.


We said mostly.


Last night, the Philadelphia GM tore a strip into his charges following a 2-0 loss to the Rangers at MSG. Here’s more, from the Philadelphia Daily News:


“Are you [bleeping] kidding me?” Hextall screamed, loud enough for the media waiting ...

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ESPN panel ranks Edmonton Oilers bench boss Dallas Eakins dead last among NHL coaches

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 18, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

File this under “FWIW”, but American sports media giant ESPN has released its annual rankings of NHL coaches. Not surprisingly, the top of the list is dominated with proven vets like #1 Darryl Sutter, #2 Joel Quenneville and #3 Mike Babcock, all of whom have won the Stanley Cup or Olympic gold as a head coach in the past 18 months. The top 5 is filled out by previous Cup winners Claude Julien and Ken Hitchcock.


Things are not so rosy for Edmonton Oil...

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