February 27 2014 12:38PM
To that same old place that you laughed about.
Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they're turned around."
I loved Welcome Back Kotter. Epstein was my favourite, although all the Sweathogs were beauties. I miss that show, and despite sitting in 29th place again most of the diehard Oilers fans miss watching their team.
Edmonton hasn't played a home game since Ben Scrivens set an NHL record for most saves in a shutout with 59. It was a memorable night, and even though it has only been 28 days since the Sharks peppered Scrivens it seems like forever that you were watching the Oilers with equal amounts of anger (for the skaters) and awe (for Scrivens).
Welcome back Oil fans, I'm sure the final 22 games will provide you with a wide array of emotions.
February 26 2014 05:53PM
I cannot imagine a more effective trade deadline than Kevin Lowe's in 2006. The Oilers of 2005-06 were an outstanding club sans goaltending, so Lowe went out and addressed it. Then he got busy.
February 26 2014 01:03PM
The NHL trade deadline is next Wednesday at 1 p.m. MST, and similar to seasons past the rumours are swirling. The biggest one involves Marty St.Louis asking for a trade because he didn't crack Team Canada's original roster.
This rumour is juicy for a few reasons. It involves the Lightning acquiring soon-to-be UFA Ryan Callahan, which seems odd considering St.Louis has a contract for next season, but also because it suggests St.Louis felt his own GM, Steve Yzerman, didn't have his back during the selection process.
February 26 2014 08:39AM
I don’t really believe in untouchable players. If the right deal comes along, any player is moveable.
But it has to be the right deal, and I don’t think there’s one out there involving Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
February 25 2014 03:15PM
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish held a media availability on Tuesday, fielding questions about the trade deadline, the team’s goaltending and its coaches. The whole thing is well worth watching, but particularly telling was MacTavish’s comments on where he saw the team’s rental players: as fallback options for other NHL teams.