December 11 2013 01:53PM
I believe the NHL is much safer now than it ever has been, yet I don't see many articles portraying that. Every time there is a borderline hit, or a spur-of-the-moment dumb decision that results in an injury to an opposing player, some pundits are quick to try and over blow the magnitude of the play.
Since the NHL implemented rule 48, there has been a drop in checks to the head. The players are getting the message.
December 11 2013 12:18PM
"Not all wins are pretty." That phrase is getting used quite a bit today.
Things were looking great when the Oil jumped out to 4-1 lead versus the Carolina Hurricanes. They were in the driver’s seat but eventually allowed the Canes back in the game, before pulling it out in overtime.
The Oilers have won 7 of their last 11 games and are far from being a legitimate contender, but at least they are getting some positive results. It was not the second half of the game you want to see but they still won the game.
December 10 2013 10:45PM
Reporter: "[Inaudible] won the game on the power play, power play was struggling again tonight..."
Eakins: "The power play was one-for three, 33 percent. That's a hell of a night."
December 10 2013 01:03PM
The Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes don't have much history, except for that outstanding seven-game series in the 2006 Cup finals. The ending wasn't great for the Oilers and their fans, but the 24 games between April 21st and June 19th created some outstanding memories.
I'm guessing most Oiler remember where they were when Pisani scored shorthanded, in overtime no less, to send the series back to Edmonton for games six.
December 10 2013 08:14AM
Yesterday, TSN’s extremely well-connected Darren Dreger listed five players at left wing on his projected Canadian Olympic depth chart. After those five names, he listed four other players as left wings fighting for a spot on the team. That’s nine names total; Taylor Hall’s wasn’t even mentioned.