April 25 2012 11:54AM
With the additions of Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp, this year’s Canadian entry at the World Championships is shaping up to be one of the strongest we’ve seen recently. Given how Canada has fared the last few years at the Worlds, that’s a very good thing.
April 23 2012 06:11PM
Anton Lander made the jump directly from the Swedish Elite League to the National Hockey League this season. He did some good things – including a role on the penalty kill as one of the Oilers’ third set of forwards.
Should he break training camp with the Oilers next season?
April 22 2012 03:31PM
I first came across the term “Coke Machine” reading Lowetide’s blog roughly five years ago. Lowetide was talking about the big forwards that often made up the heart of the Oilers’ drafts under Kevin Prendergast.
For the most part, those picks didn’t work out for Edmonton. Sometimes, though, they do.
April 21 2012 12:26PM
In two playoff games, Tyler Pitlick has two goals for the Oklahoma City Barons. Marry this sudden offensive performance with an NHL-calibre frame and a reputation for physical play, and perhaps it isn’t a surprise that Pitlick’s name is increasingly popping up in the comments section of Oilers’ websites.
Could he be the third-line centre of the future?
April 21 2012 10:14AM
The NHL has suspended Raffi Torres for 25 games as a result of his hit on Marian Hossa.