February 26 2014 01:03PM
The NHL trade deadline is next Wednesday at 1 p.m. MST, and similar to seasons past the rumours are swirling. The biggest one involves Marty St.Louis asking for a trade because he didn't crack Team Canada's original roster.
This rumour is juicy for a few reasons. It involves the Lightning acquiring soon-to-be UFA Ryan Callahan, which seems odd considering St.Louis has a contract for next season, but also because it suggests St.Louis felt his own GM, Steve Yzerman, didn't have his back during the selection process.
February 25 2014 12:49PM
The Oilers have spent the past week having a mini-training camp getting ready for the final quarter of the season. I sat down with Dallas Eakins yesterday for a quick one-on-one to get his thoughts on his team, the powerplay, learning to win and what he learned about himself during the first 60 games.
February 24 2014 10:30AM
There is no doubt it will be difficult to go from watching Canada's team of all-stars dominate the rest of the world, to watching the Oilers try and salvage another lost season. However, Oilers fans are a resilient bunch and the final 22 games should carry more importance, than previous years in shaping the future of this team.
February 21 2014 01:00AM
Today, the outcome is all that matters.
It doesn't matter if only Drew Doughty and Shea Weber score, as long as Canada wins.
It won't matter if Sidney Crosby is held pointless, as long as Canada wins.
Shots totals won't matter, as long as Canada wins.
It won't matter that through the first 4 games USA has 20 goals and Canada 13, as long as Canada scores more today.
The WIN is all that matters.
February 20 2014 01:04PM
Ales Hemsky led the Czech Republic in scoring with three goals and four points at the Sochi Olympics. Despite only playing 12 minutes a game, he showed NHL general managers that if he plays with offensive players he can still produce.
Did his Olympic performance increase his trade value?