February 22 2017 06:00AM
As the trade deadline approaches, it's only logical to talk about the most popular names on the rumour mill. While it's fun to discuss the possibility of Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, or Kevin Shattenkirk getting dealt, there are other names that are just as likely, maybe even more likely, to be actually be traded when deadline day rolls around.
Without further adieu, here are three under the radar trade targets.
February 21 2017 08:47PM
Lame. Final Score: 4-1 Lightning
February 21 2017 02:00PM
Sure, there’s a chance that I could end up on the cover of GQ Magazine. Impossible as it might seem, there is a chance. Of course, it’s not going to happen. Same goes for the Edmonton Oilers missing the playoffs this season. Yes, there’s a chance they could miss. It’s not going to happen.
February 21 2017 12:02PM
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While the Oilers have been arguably the biggest surprise in the NHL this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have been one of the biggest disappointments. They lost the Eastern Conference Final in game seven last year, after losing in the Stanley Cup final in 2015.
Many expected the Bolts to be a Cup contender, but they currently sit 23rd in the NHL, six points behind the Boston Bruins for the second wildcard spot. It has been a season to forget in Tampa Bay, and the Oilers will be looking for their first win in Tampa since December 9th, 2009.
It reads worse than it is, since the Oilers have only skated in Tampa Bay four times since that victory, but the Oilers have ended many long droughts this season and they'll try to continue that trend tonight.
February 21 2017 11:00AM
One of the larger individual decisions that the Edmonton Oilers have to make in the next few months is whether or not to sign Kris Russell to a contract extension. He is the team’s most prominent player bound for unrestricted free agency and handles key minutes on the blue line.
Before the Oilers make a decision on Russell one way or the other, a particular fact which should not escape their attention: Kris Russell’s reputation this season hinges on a single hot month.