September 12 2011 12:11AM
The outcome in rookie games aren't that important, except when you're an Oiler fan who has had to suffer through back-to-back 30th place finishes. Then you celebrate any win that involves Oiler colours. Hell, if a team in division 7 in the EMHL won, and they had Oiler colours, fans would high-five each other, so tonight Oiler fans can feel confident that their prospects are infinitely better than Vancouver's after a 7-2 Oiler spanking.
September 11 2011 07:56PM
Penticton, BC - None of the six players in the pic will be on the ice tonight for the Oilers -- Larsson is in NJ and the other five will be at Rexall Place next Saturday -- but the Oilers would be over the moon if five of the kids playing tonight end up in as NHLers in the next few years.
Oilers hockey is back, at least hopeful Oilers of the future, but when you haven't watched a game since April 10th I'm sure many of you will take what you can get.
You can watch the game on Sportsnet at 8:30 MDT and here is what the lineup will probably look like.
September 07 2011 09:43AM
After a few weeks holiday and an excellent trip to New York, it is nice to be back so close to the start of another NHL season. September is a great month for sports fans, the NFL kicks off, the CFL is into the home stretch, MLB nears the playoffs and most importantly hockey is back.
August 17 2011 09:27AM
For the next two days, Brendan Shanahan the new Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations for the NHL will be overseeing the Research and Development camp in Toronto. Ken Hitchcock and Dave King will run 33 top-rated juniors through the different scenarios while NHL general managers and executives watch intently from the stands at the Maple Leafs practice facility.
August 16 2011 10:04PM
Yesterday we saw the distinct difference between sports and real life. It was a good day for hockey, but it was also an awful one.
Let's start with the good: The Hockey News picked the Oilers to finish last in the Western Conference.