February 13 2014 09:55AM
Team Canada kicks off its defence of Olympic gold today, facing Norway in what is a late night game in Sochi but an awfully early one on this side of the Atlantic.
February 12 2014 09:01PM
When a coach or manager is hired by an NHL organization, they bring with them a wealth of connections to other players and managers and coaches and often those networks are used to determine who an organization adds. For example, the signings of Denis Grebeshkov and Brad Hunt added players who Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish knew from his coaching days.
This season, the Dallas Eakins connection to the Toronto Marlies has at least informed a number of the Oilers’ decisions, with varying results.
February 12 2014 12:44PM
The Oilers powerplay started the season at almost the exact same success rate as last season -- 17 of 82 (20.7%) in the first 25 games -- but they've struggled mightily during the last 35 games, scoring 18 goals on 123 chances (14.6%.)
What has changed? Is it coaching or is it the players?
February 11 2014 11:20PM
Martin Marincin's rookie season is beyond expectations—and then some! How does Marincin's rookie season (so far) compare to Jeff Petry's? Is the big Slovak trending beyond what the college man did in 2010-11?
February 11 2014 07:22PM
Can it really be 4 years since the Olympics in Vancouver already? Simple math would suggest that is the case but we have a sneaking suspicion we may have fallen through some sort of worm hole or rip in the space time continuum. It seriously can't be 4 years can it? Hmm.