September 04 2009 09:43AM
Going to work on Friday is always a great feeling, unless you are one of those who believe a weekend starts Thursday and you’re hung to the gills this morning, and today you feel even better because it’s a long weekend. But more importantly for sports fans, when you return to work the NHL season will have unofficially begun.
September 03 2009 10:06PM
I'm not sure exactly where Patrick O'Sullivan will fit among the Edmonton Oilers top six forwards this coming season, but I'd be willing to wager he'll look like he belongs in the mix somewhere.
September 03 2009 02:47PM
The Oilers filled the void of Bob Mancini with Mike Sillinger, who spent 17 years in the NHL. "Suitcase" Sillinger, a nickname he earned after playing for 12 different NHL teams, will start immediately.
September 03 2009 01:01PM
In the wake of the firing of Paul Kelly by the NHLPA executive board, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune interviewed the player representative for the Minnesota Wild to find out why. While Nick Schultz wasn’t overly forthcoming about the reasons for Kelly’s dismissal, he did identify the issue which will likely be the key battleground between the owners and the players when the current CBA expires.
September 03 2009 06:00AM
Sam Gagner scored 16 goals last season, an increase of three on his rookie year. Thanks to the magic of the NHL’s video portal, we can review them all to try and identify trends.