May 16 2011 07:25AM
This is Norm Lacombe. He was the subject of one of the NHL's biggest trades at the March, 1987 deadline. Edmonton sent two veterans--Mark Napier and Lee Fogolin--to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Lacombe and a minor leaguer, plus future considerations. Looking back on his career and the boxcar numbers, one might ask what all the fuss was about in regard to Lacombe. Why did the Oilers deal two veterans for Lacombe? The answer after the click.
May 15 2011 08:59AM
The World Hockey Championships end today, opening the door for free agent signings. The Edmonton Oilers are reportedly active this spring--good news for Oiler fans.
May 14 2011 01:56PM
On the day he was drafted, Ales Hemsky was 6.00, 170. The WHL site lists Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as 6.0, 164. The two players--both highly skilled and perhaps not physically mature enough to face the rigors of an NHL season--are a likely match in terms of early career path. The biggest difference? Hemsky was a reach at #13; RNH is the de facto top prospect on the planet for his draft year. The early 30 after the jump.
May 14 2011 07:24AM
Spring brings with it many wonderful colors. The shadow grey's give way to deep, rich blue and green and the warmth of the sun invites the fairer sex to show us what we've been missing these long, dreary months. Whatever God you pray to, the maker of the big old sun was absolutely on our side.
May 11 2011 07:40AM
It doesn't matter where they come from, all they need to do is stop the damn puck. In Canada, more phone calls have been made in search of goalies (all the way from pick up games to rec league to pro hockey) than the search for girls. Well, maybe not but it's close.