Evaluating the Oklahoma City Barons

Jonathan Willis
January 14 2013 10:30AM

For the first four months of the season, many of the players the Oilers will count on in the majors this season - and all of the guys they will count on to fill in for injuries and slumps - have played in Oklahoma. It's a mix of brilliant, surprising (for good and bad) and uninspiring, and a lot of individuals have moved up or down the depth chart in four short months.

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The 10 Most Interesting Players on Today’s Waiver Wire

Jonathan Willis
January 13 2013 01:18PM

The return of the NHL season means the return of the waiver wire! TSN’s Bob McKenzie, as he always does, has today’s news on that front. After the jump, a look at the ten most interesting available players.

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More Ales Hemsky trade rumours!

Jonathan Willis
January 12 2013 01:11PM

He’s no Roberto Luongo, but Ales Hemsky is no stranger to trade rumours. The lead-up to last season’s trade deadline featured his name prominently in proposed and rumoured deals; it caught many by surprise when the Oilers opted to re-sign him rather than trade him.

With NHL hockey on its way back, the rumours seem to have started again.

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Brian Burke fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs

Jonathan Willis
January 09 2013 10:54AM

So that just happened.

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The NHL lockout is over – but some KHL stars may not come back

Jonathan Willis
January 08 2013 09:44PM

Photo: RicLaf/Wikimedia

During the NHL lockout, a number of Russian stars earned unfavourable press commentary after commenting that depending on how the new collective bargaining agreement looked, they might stay in Russia. For the biggest names – players like Alexander Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk – those threats were largely seen as empty given the superb contracts waiting for them in North America.

The KHL, however, appears to have seen an opportunity in the rhetoric, and may now be making a hard play to keep European stars who made the trip overseas for the lockout.

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