January 13 2013 05:45PM
If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it probably it is a duck, so those convinced that the Edmonton Oilers played their outdoor game of shinny at Hawrelak Park today as a PR stunt intended to placate fans who had to wait out a 113-day lockout probably have it right.
January 07 2013 07:27PM
One man's misfortune can be another's lucky break, and it's certainly shaping up as such for strapping Finnish forward Teemu Hartikainen as the Edmonton Oilers prepare to open training camp.
January 06 2013 05:15PM
I went out on a limb (critics will say I sawed it off) by suggesting a shortened season would benefit the Edmonton Oilers two weeks ago and went as far as to say my gut-feeling was that they'd have enough gas in a sprint rather than a marathon to make the playoffs for the first time in six seasons.
January 05 2013 04:57PM
It's completely understandable that a great many of NHL fans have taken a "Whatever, just tell me when it's done" stance toward updates about ongoing CBA negotiations (now that there actually are some) as days have turned into weeks and weeks have turned into months. Fair enough.
December 29 2012 09:58AM
As 2012 winds down I'm tempted to wax optimistic about an end to the NHL lockout in the wake of a close-the-deal offer to the NHLPA by Gary Bettman and the owners, but I'll resist the urge until we see if there's any sign of actual progress after a conference call between the parties this morning.