March 30 2016 12:07PM
I held back. I bit my tongue. I didn’t write it down because everybody was too busy getting their licks in, and I wanted to see what was going to happen. But, in the back of my head, there’s been a voice growing louder and louder. It’s saying “I don’t want Yak to go!”
March 30 2016 09:29AM
I'm stuck at the Regina airport, sitting through my first ever cancelled flight scenario. Getting up at 4:30 a.m. for a 6:15 flight, is never ideal, but after driving 45 KM from Moose Jaw to Regina, arriving at the airport at 5:20 a.m. and seeing your flight cancelled does not put a spring in your step. But with seven hours to kill I had some time to look at trade possibilities.
With Nail Yakupov and his agent Igor Larionov asking for permission from the Oilers to seek a trade in February, it is safe to assume the 2012 first overall pick will not return to Edmonton for a fifth season.
Which teams would be interested, and what is a realistic return?
March 30 2016 07:00AM
Over the weekend friend of the Nation Owen passed along a story about his cousin Bill that is fighting for his life in Thailand. We want to do what we can to help bring him home. Be warned that this is not a hockey article, and there are no trade proposals going on here.
Chris the Intern
March 29 2016 03:00PM
For the third time this season, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been put on the injury reserve. This time it's not because of the flu or a broken hand, but with a concussion. And before all of you start calling Nuge soft, and weak, he suffered this concussion after going hard for the puck in the least soft way possible.
March 29 2016 11:31AM
When I retired from hockey I knew I wanted to spend more time with my family, but I also loved the sport of hockey. I had opportunities to make coaching hockey my next career, and I was very interested. The idea of working with a group of players to build them up, and make them better, was something that really appealed to me. There were so many coaches that spent time with me throughout the years and I felt like I could help out the next generation.