June 03 2016 07:52PM
Matt Tkachuk closing in on dream of playing in NHL; Top prspct blogs for NHLcom. He made mom cry; discusses Mem Cup. https://t.co/q5nM8vKGUT— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) June 3, 2016
There are times when a story takes on a life of its own. It seems like only yesterday we were discussing the 2016 Entry Draft and bemoaning the fact that Edmonton drafted No. 4 in a draft with three elite talents. Then came the Memorial Cup, and brilliant tip-ins, gorgeous passes (the first Knight goal at the MC featured an outstanding thread-the-needle pass) and the grand finale: The overtime goal to win it all.
Matt Tkachuk, this is your life!
June 03 2016 04:19PM
As @Real_ESPNLeBrun just reported on Insider Trading, Lucic very open to signing in EDM if things don't work out in LA, and deal is right.— James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) June 3, 2016
Will the Oilers sign Milan Lucic?
June 03 2016 03:51PM
Of the various defencemen who have been suggested as possible trade acquisitions for the Edmonton Oilers, few are more appealing than Justin Faulk. A first-pair, all-situations right-shot defender, Faulk is young, under team control for ages and would go a long way toward fixing what ails the Oilers’ power play.
It is by no means certain that Carolina has interest in moving the defenceman, but given what we know about the Hurricanes it’s certainly worth considering their financial incentive to make a deal.
June 03 2016 12:20PM
Unfortunately for Oiler fans the 2016 NHL draft lottery didn't turn out as expected. For the first time in what seems like decades the Edmonton Oilers will not be picking first overall at this years entry draft. Fans of the team took it rather well, but what about Oilers management? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT!
June 03 2016 07:00AM
As a charter member of the More-Try-Than-Talent Fraternity during an athletic career that never got me within a $20 cab ride of a pro gig before I took the easy way out and started writing about sports rather than playing them for a living, I brought that bias to the writing game.