December 19 2012 03:48PM
When looking at the impact of hockey blogs on discussion of the sport, shooting percentage is a decent example of how untrained amateurs have moved the puck forward.
December 19 2012 11:00AM
I got an update from Todd Nelson on some of the Oiler prospects. We chatted about Magnus Paajarvi, Anton Lander, Martin Marincin as well as the Jordan Eberle and Taylor's quest to take on more of a leadership role. Nelson had some great insight into his young players.
December 19 2012 09:42AM
Dream Rivalry Alive
The Abbotsford Heat sit atop their AHL conference while the Barons are struggling to stay in the playoff picture
In Calgary this is greeted with great joy, dancing in the streets, and various acts of nefarious merriment with barnyard animals*. In Edmonton, well, that isn’t really our thing.
*This may or may not be true.
December 19 2012 07:25AM
Ryan Smyth came to the Oilers in the 1994 draft with the sixth overall pick. He is currently sitting at just over 1150 games and 800 points. Not too shabby.
That is a nice little career he has built for himself. Nearly a hundred playoff games in the NHL and he has skated for Canada many times with the highlight being the 2002 gold medal in Salt Lake City. What an event to have been a part of!
December 18 2012 07:13PM
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is "Captain Canada" for this year's World Junior Championships. Edmonton's list of prospects at this year's WJs is shy of previous seasons, but those in attendance will pack a wallop.