December 21 2012 11:50AM
While we wait to see if the lockout will actually end, Ales Hemsky is scoring goals at rate he hasn't seen in 12 years. In the 2000/2001season Hemsky was a rookie with the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL. He scored 36 goals and 100 points in 68 games enroute to being drafted 13th overall.
Since his rookie season in Hull, he has never scored as often as he is this year for Pardubice in the Czech Republic.
December 20 2012 09:50AM
The NHLPA still hasn't decided if they will file a disclaimer of interest. Do you think it would take four days for them to vote on a proposal that included 54% HRR from the league and no cap on contract length? This is just another laughable step in an inexcusable lockout.
The best part is we all know we are getting closer to a decision regarding the 2013 season and yesterday Bill Daly admitted as much on HNIC radio.
December 19 2012 11:00AM
I got an update from Todd Nelson on some of the Oiler prospects. We chatted about Magnus Paajarvi, Anton Lander, Martin Marincin as well as the Jordan Eberle and Taylor's quest to take on more of a leadership role. Nelson had some great insight into his young players.
December 18 2012 12:05PM
While the NHLPA conducts the longest voting process in the history of sports lockouts, unofficially of course, let's take a break from the exciting chatter about disclaimer of interest, make whole, anti-trust and the other riveting hockey topics we've been educated on the past weeks.
Today we'll have a quick round of Tuesday trivia.
December 17 2012 02:27PM
After Jordan Eberle tallied 34 goals and 76 points last year, some suggested that would be his career-high. But the statistics that many felt was unattainable was his 18.9 shooting percentage. Eberle tallied 34 goals on 180 shots. Steven Stamkos was the only player to score more goals, 60, and have a higher SH%, 19.8. Curtis Glencross, 26 goals on 110 shots for 23.6 SH % and Jiri Hudler, 25 goals on 127 shots for 19.7 SH% were the only other players with 20+ goals and a higher SH % than Eberle.
We won't know how efficient of a scorer he will be in the NHL until the suits find a way to end the lockout, but in the American League Eberle is scoring at a rate they haven't seen in over a decade.