Robin Brownlee
September 25 2016 07:00AM

He was a hotshot prospect drafted seventh overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 1988, but it turned out the only time he’d ever wear the team’s black and silver jersey was on draft day. A couple months later, he was told he’d been traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Wayne Gretzky -- a deal which had fans burning Oiler owner Peter Pocklington in effigy.

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Canada advances to final with commanding victory over Russia

Jeff Veillette
September 24 2016 11:09PM

Photo Credit: Kevin Souza/USA TODAY SPORTS

Canada vs. Russia on a Saturday night. Can anything top that? Well, one could argue that a lot of things could in 2016. While the two giants comprised what used to be hockey's greatest international rivalry, today's game didn't carry that vibe. In fact, it didn't really carry much of a vibe; while the lead had a changeover that gave the illusion of competitiveness, Canada maintained a staggeringly lopsided level of control in a 5-3 win that felt even bigger.

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Trouba trade: Can it work for Oilers?

Jason Gregor
September 24 2016 08:49PM


Winnipeg Jets defender Jacob Trouba had asked for a trade. The 9th overall pick in the 2012 draft needs a contract, and now that he's made his trade demands public the return might be lower. It depends on how desperate or patient the Jets will be.

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Does Jacob Trouba's trade request create an opportunity for the Oilers?

Jonathan Willis
September 24 2016 05:39PM

Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the Winnipeg Jets. The Edmonton Oilers, like many other teams, have a need for defensive help on the right side. Is there an opportunity here for the club to further bolster the position?

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September 24 2016 11:45AM


If we are honest, the idea of North America versus Canada had so much appeal that it took a day to get behind the idea of Canada versus Russia. Fortunately, the two nations have a lot of history on the ice that allows both sides to build up a good lather. Add to that the built-in Sidney Crosby—Alex Ovechkin rivalry, the fact Mike Babcock will want to announce his presence with authority to Russian coach Oleg Znarok (seriously, that is his name) and assistant Harijs Vitolins (really). It's tuques versus ushankas for the right to play Sweden or the Seven Nation Army.

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