Thursday Trade Talk

Jason Gregor
April 28 2016 10:49AM

Eh? Ehhhh? He doesn't look half bad. 📸 from Scott Lewis. #Subban #Oilers #NHL

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Every Thursday we will discuss different trade scenarios. Today's topic is P.K Subban.

Why would the Canadiens even considering trading him? Could he make his way to Edmonton?

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Monday Musings: Game seven

Jason Gregor
April 25 2016 01:45PM

GameSeven

Canadian hockey fans haven't been watching much of the 2016 NHL playoffs, which is understandable with none of the seven Canadian teams in the postseason, but tonight's game seven between the Blackhawks and Blues should grab your attention.

There is nothing better than a game seven in the NHL.

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Oilers Trade Talk

Jason Gregor
April 21 2016 02:39PM

SwapShop

Compared to the previous five off-seasons, the anticipation of a major trade involving the Edmonton Oilers seems much more realistic this year. Peter Chiarelli stated, "I'm reasonably confident I will be able to address our defense in a meaningful way," at his end-of-season media availability.

Depending on how the draft lottery unfolds next Saturday, he could dangle his first round draft pick, or most likely, he will trade one or two of his skilled forwards to acquire the much needed top-pairing, right-shot defender.

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Monday Musings...

Jason Gregor
April 18 2016 02:45PM

Musings

Even though the Edmonton Oilers aren't involved in the playoffs, there are numerous story lines which could become intertwined with the Oilers this off-season.

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Does hitting mean you don't have the puck?

Jason Gregor
April 15 2016 03:26PM

St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock had some hockey people fired up with his comments one day after the Blues defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 in overtime. St.Louis had 41 hits in game one, but Hitchcock got some people up in arms when he said that wasn't good enough.

“We’re going to have to go up way bigger. We’re going to have to get it into the 70s if we expect to win.”

It had the media covering the series and many stats people looking for a response. Hitch was exaggerating with his mention of 70, but his premise was the same. He believes the Blues need to be physical.

“I’m not sure about that comment,” said Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville. “I hope there’s some validity to it. I hope he tries to go to 70, it means we got the puck the whole (game).”

The theory many project is if you are hitting that means you don't have the puck, but is it really true?

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