October 06 2015 01:16PM
Sports fans and media types alike love making predictions. If we’re right, or even remotely close, we can say,” I called it,” whether our choice of crystal ball is flipping a coin, reading tea leaves, delving into analytics or relying on the still-popular combination of gut and eyeballs.
October 06 2015 08:00AM
Undersized and undrafted, Norm MacIver was an over-achiever who played 500 games in the NHL, including 79 with the Edmonton Oilers in the 1990s, because he figured out early on in his career brains not brawn would have to be his calling card.
October 02 2015 10:47AM
It was just their third NHL season, but everything about it looked like a coming out party for the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers won 48 games and finished second in league standings with 111 points, scoring an NHL record 417 goals along the way. Wayne Gretzky scored 50 goals in 39 games and finished with 92 goals and 212 points. What a bash it was shaping up to be.
September 29 2015 08:00AM
Based on talent and physical tools, Mark Lamb had no business being in the NHL, let alone on this list, but he was a stubborn little player who refused to take “no” for an answer. Lamb parlayed those traits into a career in the NHL that spanned 403 games, including 176 games and a Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers in 1990.
September 25 2015 10:00AM
When Pat Price was tearing it up with the Saskatoon Blades as a junior hotshot, those prone to hyperbole were talking about the unquestionably talented blueliner from Nelson B.C. as the next Bobby Orr and a potential Hockey Hall of Fame candidate. In that regard, he was a total bust.