August 31 2016 06:47PM
Bogdan Yakimov has poor timing. The Edmonton Oilers will enter training camp with Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl away at the World Cup of Hockey. If Yakimov hadn't made the decision to play in the KHL this season, there would have been an enormous opportunity to show well early (and mid) at this year's training camp.
August 31 2016 02:46PM
Looking for that special gift to show your loved one how you feel? Swing on by Caggiula’s Kay Jewellers!
August 31 2016 09:00AM
There aren’t a lot of stories of particular interest in the NHL right now, but one item worth watching is negotiations between the league’s remaining restricted free agents and their major-league teams. Several prominent players—people like Johnny Gaudreau, Hampus Lindholm and Rasmus Ristolainen—remain unsigned and it’s fair to be worried about whether deals will be done by the start of training camp.
One such player is Jacob Trouba, a brilliant right-shot defenceman with the Winnipeg Jets. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask our readers whether they’d be willing to trade Darnell Nurse as part of a package to acquire that player.
August 31 2016 07:00AM
Brent Saik is best known to readers of this website for staging multiple editions of the World’s Longest Hockey Game out on his Sherwood Park acreage to raise funds in the battle against cancer. The five games he’s organized and participated in have made the Guinness Book of World Records and generated almost $4 million so far.
What you might not know about Saik is that his first love isn’t hockey. It’s baseball. Saik, who is the team optometrist for the Edmonton Oilers and the Eskimos, was a good enough prospect as a youth that he earned a baseball scholarship to a U.S. school. Saik is also in the process of building his own Field of Dreams – with the same dimensions of Yankee Stadium, no less – to go with the rink he already has out on his property, Saiker's Acres.
August 30 2016 06:56PM
Earlier today, Taylor Hall joined me on TSN 1260 to discuss moving to New Jersey and how he feels two months after the trade.