Category Archives: Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers have undergone constant scrutiny over the past few years about their struggle to improve upon finishing among the bottom 5 teams in the league, a trend that has seen them acquire a lot of high-end draft picks and talent. The team cannot seem to put it all together and are obviously missing a lot of pieces. Because of this, fans and experts alike have been calling for a blockbuster trade that will hypothetically turn it all around in a heartbeat. Nobody on the roster is safe according to these reports and names have been flying around like crazy in hopes of bringing a winning team back to Edmonton. Yes, something needs to happen with that team, but at the same time, the path they are on could lead to something very special and breaking it up could blow up in their face as well. (more…)
With the Olympics underway, and the NHL on a 17 day break or so, it is time to celebrate how great the game is as we watch the best players from around the world battle it out for the ultimate glory. However, in just a couple weeks we will be watching as our favourite teams decide whether to add depth, rebuild, move a goalie, or make a blockbuster move before the trade deadline strikes. So who are some names to really watch out for come March 5th or maybe even before? I have put together a list of guys who have a strong likelihood of switching teams and some to just keep an eye out for. (more…)
Reports have already begun circulating that Ray Shero plans on looking for a Top Six Winger to replace Pascal Dupuis as he will most likely be out the remainder of the season. While the rumor mill has been full of possible replacements; who is truly a good fit for the Penguins?
In their 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals, the surging Colorado Avalanche picked up a beautiful insurance marker from Gabriel Landeskog, the youngest captain in the NHL. Not only is he the youngest captain in the NHL today, but the youngest ever in NHL history, eclipsing the previous record holder, Sidney Crosby. On top of that, he scored his goal after blowing past Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, who earned the “C” at age 24, and is part of a slew of young NHL captains in the League right now. While many teams look to the aged veteran to lead the team, many have decided that a breath of fresh air is what their team needs in the captaincy. Not all these young captains have worked out, but many of them have been successful.
As Gary Bettman says “We have a trade to announce.”, that an more —> (more…)
A year after Los Angeles won their first Stanley Cup, the Kings were one series away from returning for a chance to repeat. The Chicago Blackhawks had other ideas as they ousted LA in five games in the Western Conference Finals. Unlike the 1993 Kings that went to the Stanley Cup Finals (and lost to Montreal), this team is not going wait nearly 20 years for another chance. This team is poised and ready to fight their way back to the top, all the while chanting, “WE WANT THE CUP…AGAIN!” (more…)
The Los Angeles Kings may start their season two days after some other NHL teams, but I prefer to think about it as some NHL teams jumped the gun on starting the season before the Kings opening night. It is here ladies and gentlemen of the Nation of Kings. The new hockey season has begun! (more…)