July 11 2011 01:38PM
Hockey players with great talent can get by with a so-so work ethic and attention to detail. Players with great work ethic and attention to detail can get by with so-so talent. Those with great talent and a similar work ethic and attention to detail can be something special.
July 10 2011 05:06PM
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a ridiculous talent. However, there's more than quick hands and a high hockey IQ when it comes to Burnaby Ryan.
July 10 2011 11:33AM
Tracy Morgan? Jeremy Roenick? A seven year old commercial for an ice hockey video game?
Oh yes. It's NationRadio.
July 10 2011 11:09AM
One of the Oilers’ moves that has gotten some favourable attention (Jason Gregor’s take is here; I’m not in total agreement but he makes a good argument) is their signing of defenseman Cam Barker, lately of the Minnesota Wild and previously a third overall draft selection of the Chicago Blackhawks.
My intent is not to argue or agree with the signing here. Instead, I want to explain why I think it’s a bad idea to start Barker off in the top-four on the blue line.
July 10 2011 06:48AM
We're at a point in the free agent season where teams are either set or almost there. A few stragglers will sign, but it's on to arbitration and then we'll see you at camp for most of the league's 30 teams. Do the Edmonton Oilers have any business to finish? Are there any UFA's who could help?