I LOVE THE HOCKEY

Lowetide
January 29 2017 10:55AM

Eddie_Shore,_Melville_Millionaires

This is Eddie Shore, as a member of the Melville Millionaires. Shore was born in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan about 114 years ago. A brilliant, rugged and effective player, he became known as 'The Edmonton Express' and by 1926 was an emerging star for the Boston Bruins of the NHL. This weekend, folks are arguing about the top 100 players of all-time, and whether Connor McDavid is the fastest man alive (he is), I would like to go in another direction: Let's talk about us.

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If we're being honest with ourselves, Connor McDavid set the real fastest skater record tonight

Jeff Veillette
January 28 2017 07:30PM

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The NHL's All-Star Skills Competition is underway right now, and as we all know, Connor McDavid is incredibly, very, extremely fast. For many of us, watching him participate in the Fastest Skater competition was one of the only things that mattered tonight, especially after they replaced the trick shot competition with a bunch of players missing stupid shots they'd never take.

Connor rocked it. He was better than everyone. But not the greatest! Though, hold on a second.

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The Rich Peverley Trade

Jonathan Willis
January 28 2017 05:11PM

Peter Chiarelli

I wanted to talk today about a trade that Peter Chiarelli made during his time as the general manager of the Boston Bruins. The reason I focused on this particular trade is because it encapsulates a lot of the debate surrounding Chiarelli’s handling of the Oilers without including the same emotion in Edmonton that comes from discussing the Oilers.

I’m talking of course about the February 2011 deal which saw Boston acquire Rich Peverley from Atlanta in exchange for Blake Wheeler.

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Saturday Seven: All-Star Weekend

Curtis LeBlanc
January 28 2017 01:25PM

It's the NHL All-Star weekend in Los Angeles, California, which means all of us are forced to stop watching real hockey for three days while the league indulges itself with another profit-fuelled pageant.

But it's for the fans, really.

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Seven Oilers named to NHL top 100 players list

Zach Laing
January 28 2017 11:13AM

Last night, the NHL announced the final 67 players named to the NHL's top 100 players of all-time list. Can you guess which seven Oilers made the cut?

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