August 16 2013 11:50AM
I love the movie Slap Shot. I don't think a better hockey movie has been or will be made ever again. There are many great scenes but one of my favorites is when the manager Joe McGrath comes into the room looking for the Hanson brothers and asks, "Where are the new boys?"
Classic! As my career got towards the end I loved saying that when young guys would get called up, especially when it was their first NHL game. They were nervous as hell and here was this veteran cracking jokes from Slap Shot! They didn't know what to do.
August 16 2013 09:26AM
In late April, Craig MacTavish held a press conference and laid out the plan for spring and summer. Role players, blueliners and powerforwards were on the agenda and there was a sense that things would get done under the new regime. The word 'bold' was mentioned a time or two. Did MacT do what he said he'd do?
August 15 2013 10:21AM
Nail Yakupov found some magic against the Kings last year - but how do the Oilers as a team look to matchup against Los Angeles this coming season?
August 15 2013 07:12AM
It is hard to find a person to who doesn't think that that Oscar Klefbom is a very good prospect to play in the NHL. Most seem to think he is the best prospect the Oilers have in their system currently not playing in the NHL. There is no doubt the Oilers have a need for top end defenceman but how soon should they find out if Oscar is the guy to do that?
August 14 2013 08:10PM
While there's debate, and should be, about whether the Edmonton Oilers have improved their roster sufficiently in preparation for the 2013-14 season, it looks from where I sit like they'll enter the next campaign with a significantly stronger hockey-ops staff than they ended last season with.