September 01 2011 08:20PM
As first-round busts go, if Jason Bonsignore, taken fourth overall by the Edmonton Oilers at 1994 NHL Entry Draft, doesn't rate as the worst case of a swing and a miss by the franchise, he's close.
September 01 2011 06:31PM
The Oilers blue is blue. Real Blue. Boasting just two established defenseman who are capable of playing all three disciplines (EV, PP, PK), some young emerging talent and several questions marks. Blue. Real blue.
September 01 2011 11:06AM
With Sidney Crosby's hockey career hanging in the balance because of concussions and Marc Savard's apparently over, the NHL's overdue decision to address headshots in the game is a classic case of being a day late and a dollar short.
September 01 2011 07:01AM
In 1979 fall, Mark Messier (in photo) was one of the stories Edmonton Oiler fans were following. It was an off ice story--he was one of 5 players who didn't show up for rookie camp in mid-September.
August 31 2011 03:43PM
Ex-Flame and Leaf enforcer Wade Belak was reportedly found dead in his Toronto condo this afternoon. The 35-year old recently retired from hockey.
Belak's death marks the third tragic passing of an NHL tough guy this summer after Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien. The cause of his death has yet to be reported, but whatever it is, this has truly been one of the saddest offseasons in NHL memory.
More to come as details emerge. For now, sincere condolences to Belak's friends and family.