February 15 2014 11:11AM
The trade deadline is 21 days away, and the Edmonton Oilers are no doubt formulating their plan of action. Will they trade Nick Schultz? Surely. Ales Hemsky? Likely. Sam Gagner? It sure looks like it. Craig MacTavish has been trading players for players of late, but the organization needs to add a few 2014 picks (their second rounder is in St. Louis for Perron, third rounder in Los Angeles for Scrivens). Chances are they'll be sending away some of these NHL players for picks at the deadline. This means AHL players will be getting the call. Who is on that list?
February 14 2014 11:52PM
Anton Lander scored a goal off a wicked shot (it’s in the highlight package above) with 20 seconds left to play against the Lake Erie Monsters to give the Oklahoma City Barons their sixth consecutive win. After looking like they were done around the midpoint of the season, Oklahoma is now only four points out of a playoff spot in the AHL’s Western Conference.
February 14 2014 08:38PM
Aidan Muir isn't scoring. Muir (just getting up in photo after scoring a brilliant goal) plays in the USHL, and the scouting report is interesting. Except he isn't scoring. And that's bad.
February 14 2014 07:36AM
Canada will continue its warmup games this morning when they take on Austria. The Austrians will actually try and attack instead of playing sit-back-boring hockey like Norway did yesterday. Canada will score more goals, but Roberto Luongo will likely face a few more quality scoring chances than Carey Price did yesterday.
Micheal Grabner scored three goals in the Austrian's 8-4 loss to Finland yesterday, and along with Tomas Vanek they will present more of an offensive threat, but expect Canada's offence to explode.
February 13 2014 09:58PM
I'm completely on board with the necessary checks and balances that come with a project like Rogers Place, but after rattling around the old barn since 1989, I was happy to give cynicism a rest this week when it was announced the $480-million guaranteed maximum price had been met and that shovels will go in the ground in March.