November 28 2012 01:02PM
Jordan Eberle has 11 goals and 26 points in 18 games with the Oklahoma City Barons in the Amercan Hockey League. After a bit of a slow start, he along with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall are dominating the AHL. Many expected them to dominate, but Eberle was quick to point out that the AHL is much better than people think.
I chatted with Eberle about the adjustment to the NHL, his desire to score, becoming a leader, his thoughts on Justin Schultz, Taylor Hall, Todd Nelson and if Ryan Nugent-Hopkins should play at the World Juniors.
Eberle had some excellent insight into scoring and you could tell that the kids aren't wasting their time in the AHL. They are using it to get better, as well as trying to add some new dimensions to their offensive games.
November 28 2012 12:29PM
Forbes annual look at the business of hockey was released on Wednesday, and if their estimates are accurate Canadian NHL teams are far and away the healthiest group of franchises in the game.
November 28 2012 09:35AM
It is nearly decision time for the Edmonton Oilers and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. With Canada’s selection camp for the World Juniors coming up, the team and player need to decide whether he will stay in Oklahoma playing AHL hockey or represent his country at the annual tournament.
November 27 2012 06:03PM
Just a little KHL Update today, but sometimes the best gifts come in small packages!... OK, I think all this early Christmas music is starting to take its toll.
November 27 2012 05:32PM
This is Doug Lynch. He was the second draft pick made by Kevin Prendergast after he took over as scouting director (the first was Ales Hemsky). Lynch had a solid junior career and adjusted quickly to pro hockey--playing in the AHL All-Star game as a rookie. Lynch's future looked bright, but it was dashed by injury.