July 02 2014 02:13PM
The St. Louis Blues are stacked at centre. Paul Stastny and KHL star Jori Lehtera (who looks like he’ll be a top-nine forward immediately) join a group that already had a pretty good quartet in David Backes, Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund and Max Lapierre.
It’s been suggested that the Blues would probably be very willing to move Berglund. Is he a fit in Edmonton?
July 02 2014 11:28AM
July 02 2014 11:19AM
Today is the 4th auction in our drive to raise as much money for Kelty as possible. At this point, we've raised $1950 that will be going directly to Kelty's family to help with the cost of her surgery. We've still got some great items to go, so keep checking with us to see what's happening. If you don't have the cash to bid on the auction, we don't blame you, but you can still help us by sharing and spreading the word. Today's item is a spot in Brian Sutherby's hockey development camp. If you've got a little hockey player in your family that would love to spend some time with some NHLers, this is for them. Thanks, Nation.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 02 2014 02:00AM
There are three staples in the average Canadian person's life: hockey, being nice, and being nice as a means to play more hockey. If you can find a way to combine the three, then you've created the best thing ever. Five Hole For Food does just that, and begins their 2014 cross-Canada tour today.
July 01 2014 07:45PM
It’s possible to question the defencemen Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish added to the team’s blue line this week. It’s possible to argue that contracts were handed out that were too rich or for too many years. It’s extremely fair to note the lack of high-end players on the blue line.
But what is inarguable is that Edmonton’s defence has been dramatically improved from where it was a year ago. As far as I’m concerned, MacTavish deserves a lot of credit for taking the worst defensive group in the NHL and turning them into something vaguely resembling a major-league blueline group.