March 18 2015 03:30PM
The saying “hindsight is 20-20” holds a lot of truth for me. That’s why, knowing what I know now, I believe the NHL absolutely has to take the hit Nazem Kadri of the Toronto Maple Leafs made on Edmonton Oiler Matt Fraser Monday out of the game. Why I felt ill as I watched Fraser struggle to his feet.
March 18 2015 08:00AM
It sounds like the NHL is inching closer and closer to the inclusion of 3v3 overtime into their regular season games. The AHL has been piloting this project all year and the results have been dramatic. The number of games decided during “regular play” vs decided in the shootout has increased significantly. In other words, at the AHL level, less games finish in a skills competition. For hockey fans who feel too much weight is given to the shootout, this sounds like a major victory. All that needs to happen now is the NHLPA, the competition committee, and the board of governors must approve it. For the Oilers, however, this might end up being a mixed bag.
March 17 2015 07:50PM
As 70,000 of you know, Crashed Ice invaded the river valley this weekend and turned the downtown core in a party the city hasn’t seen in ages. To make things even more awesome, the guys from Violent Gentlemen flew up to spend the weekend with us and take in the festivities. As you can tell from the video above, we had a hell of a good time.
March 17 2015 05:40PM
Fire up that photoshop machine because it's time for another photoshop contest! Since last month's contest was so hilarious, the powers at bed decided that we should probably fire up the Internets to get another one going. After all, the Oilers pulled themselves into a tie with the Arizona Coyotes for 28th place (we have fewer wins give us the tie breaker) and camp McDavid could probably use a laugh.
March 17 2015 04:14PM
It's always fun to see a minor league player make his NHL debut and that may happen tomorrow night in Edmonton. Andrew Miller is a college free agent signing by the organization and recent games have suggested he's turned a corner. Miller's age (26 ) and recent performance (10-10-20 in his last 16 AHL games) combined with his contract status (RFA) mean this is a good time to have a quick look-see at the player. I wrote about the idea of recall on the weekend (here).