November 16 2015 06:39PM
Finnish netminder Eetu Laurikainen had one hell of a season for the Espoo Blues last season, so I was pretty excited to see him ink a deal within the Edmonton system last year. I won't lie, I totally hopped on board that hype train.
November 16 2015 03:27PM
Connor McDavid spoke to the media and Oilers fans today for the first time since breaking his clavicle versus the Philadelphia Flyers two weeks ago.
McDavid wasn’t wearing a sling and said he was already back working out. “I did upper body today,” he said. “The good news is it (injury) was only a bone and not a separated shoulder or torn labrum. It will heal and I will be fine,” McDavid continued. For clarity sake "doing upper body" doesn't mean he was lifting heavy weight on his left side, but he has started rehab already.
He will see the doctor later today or tomorrow to get an update on his recovery. He said it feels better than he expected, but he did not give a timetable for his return, though we do know he will not play until 2016.
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November 16 2015 12:00PM
We're back! This week the boys talk about #ChipWars2015, dive deep into the mind of Chris The Intern as he answers random trivia questions, and also mix in a little hockey talk as well. Grab your favourite bag of chips and come along for the ride!
November 16 2015 08:00AM
Welcome, friends, to another edition of the Mailbag where you ask our panel of literary wizards anything that pops into that creepy mind of yours. Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about. Creepiness aside, the mailbag only works because you guys send me your questions and I'm a little bit light going into next week. If you have a question for the Mailbag you can email them to me at email@example.com or DM me on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Now, it's time for you to learn something. Enjoy.
November 16 2015 07:50AM
In Canada, the goalie has special status. I have a few friends who play goal in men's leagues, and they haven't paid for one damn thing hockey related in forever. Now, the phone rings day and night, their significant others have a love-hate relationship with the game, but you'd have to dig deep to find anyone who wasn't working hard to stay on their good side. Without a goalie, you're screwed. Every October in recent memory, the Oilers have been screwed.