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!
August 29 2016 07:00AM
It's time to tilt your chair back to a comfortable position, because we've got 3000 words worth of company time wasting wisdom coming at you in this week's mailbag. As always, I need your questions to make this work. If you've got one, email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk and I'll get to you as soon as we can. Fine citizens, I present you with another mailbag. Enjoy!
August 28 2016 11:00AM
We're back! Starting today and going each Sunday all year, Weekend Update offers the latest on Edmonton's prospects across all leagues. It was an eventful week on several fronts.
August 28 2016 03:15AM
The Edmonton Oilers signed defensive prospect Matt Benning yesterday afternoon, completing a very busy spring and summer in college procurement. Although Edmonton has several draft picks playing at the college level—William Lagesson, Zach Nagelvoort, Tyler Vesel, others—all four men (Drake Caggiula,Nick Ellis, Patrick Russell, Benning) were classified as free agents at the time of their signing. Who among this group will make the NHL first? Based on depth chart, the smart money might be on Benning.