September 25 2015 01:18PM
For NHL purposes, the Jets and Oilers started the same day. Winnipeg and Edmonton entered the NHL at the same time, and both clubs were boot stomped within an inch of their lives by the establishment. The Jets, in a real way, never did recover from that beating. The Oilers? Five years later they were pillaging the entire league and beating them senseless. Pray those days return, and this time maybe Winnipeg can join in the fun.
September 25 2015 10:00AM
When Pat Price was tearing it up with the Saskatoon Blades as a junior hotshot, those prone to hyperbole were talking about the unquestionably talented blueliner from Nelson B.C. as the next Bobby Orr and a potential Hockey Hall of Fame candidate. In that regard, he was a total bust.
September 25 2015 08:00AM
At this point in his NHL career, Justin Schultz is something of a reclamation project. He’s struggled badly at times at even-strength, burned through several different partners and even his offensive game has been criticized as the Oilers’ power play has faltered.
He’s still an important player, though. Edmonton could really use a young defenceman with a right shot and offensive skill to play big minutes this year and for most of the next decade. Can Schultz become that player, or will the Oilers have to go out and find someone else to fill the role?
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September 25 2015 06:45AM
Maybe Phil Kessel was the problem in Toronto, Leafs new radical approach to team building, Higgins breaks foot in Van, the Flames predict the Canucks season, Mark Girodano, Darnell Nurse, Connor McDavid, fantasy hockey help, a beauty scrap and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Draftkings
September 24 2015 06:00PM
Training camp matters. It just matters less than we – and in some cases the players – think it does. Just consider what happened to Anton Lander and Will Acton last year.