June 24 2011 10:46PM
ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- In the end, the scouting staff of the Edmonton Oilers was unanimous that centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Red Deer Rebels was the name GM Steve Tambellini had to call with the first pick at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
June 24 2011 10:40PM
ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- The Edmonton Oilers growing Swedish contingent swelled by another player Friday with the selection of defenseman Oscar Klefbom 19th overall in the first round.
June 24 2011 03:59PM
ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- One Ryan or two? Maybe none?
June 24 2011 02:17PM
From a stand-alone perspective, trading Jeff Carter to Columbus is not a bad trade for the Philadelphia Flyers. Everything that happened afterwards is chaotic, as Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren laid his team's foundation and future through 2012 on a roulette table.
Where the Jeff Carter trade baffles me is that it meant more than a long contract for salary cap relief, a young roster player (Jakub Voracek) and a couple of picks, one of them #8 in a pretty decent draft. Philadelphia used all the long-term money they save on a piece that they may not have needed. An oft-repeated cliché is that the Flyers were just a goalie away from the Stanley Cup. They haven't won one since Bernie Parent.
June 24 2011 01:41PM
Most fans believe the Oilers should jump at the chance to bring Ryan Smyth back to town, but do the Oilers have a legitimate reason not to?