August 30 2016 09:00AM
If you haven't heard about the documentary called "Ice Guardians" I encourage you to take a minute and watch the trailer above. Ice Guardians, produced by local filmmaker Adam Scorgie, is a documentary that takes us into the lives of a few hockey players that performed, arguably, the toughest job in the NHL. In this article we're going to talk about the film, and also give you an opportunity to win tickets to the Edmonton premiere.
August 30 2016 07:00AM
One of the questions I’m often asked is why it is so important for NHL teams to address all of their important positional issues in the summer. After all, the reasoning goes, is there really much harm in checking out the players on the roster for a month or two and then fixing things up if necessary then?
Although superficially plausible, this is a dangerous way to run an NHL team.
August 29 2016 07:32PM
We are now into the period of the offseason where veteran free agents without contracts are finding landing spots via PTO. One of the players I would like to see in Edmonton is reportedly retiring. I understand Dan Boyle is an older player, but there is a heartbeat here.
August 29 2016 01:15PM
A two-week break has me refreshed and fired up for the next two sporting months. September and October are wonderful if you are a sports fan. The CFL season heats up, baseball races to the playoffs, while the NFL, NHL and NBA get going. It's freaking awesome.
This year, the World Cup will wet the appetite of hockey fans earlier than usual and NHL training camps are a mere 25 days away. There are still many unsigned UFAs, and NHL teams will announce late signings and/or PTOs in the coming weeks.
Much of the off-season focus has been on the Oilers' right defence, and I expect Peter Chiarelli to add another RD before training camp, but I also expect they will bring in a centre on a tryout contract as well.
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August 29 2016 11:21AM
This week the boys are joined by two time Olympic gold medal winning goalie Shannon Szabados! Shannon tells the boys about her Olympic experiences, what it's been like breaking into the male dominated world of hockey, talks about her glorious hair, tells some hilarious stories about Kyla The Intern and more!