June 25 2011 03:21PM
ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- Frank Musil was always tough as nails and mean as hell as a defenseman in an NHL career spanning 797 games, but he was soft as putty talking about son David after the Edmonton Oilers selected him 31st overall at the NHL Entry Draft Saturday.
June 25 2011 08:27AM
St. PAUL, Minnesota -- Ryan Smyth hasn't been big news on Entry Draft day since the Edmonton Oilers took him sixth overall way back in 1994, but that could change today.
June 25 2011 07:41AM
Do you remember the lovely Lilian Hosking? In December of 2005 she turned 101, and all she wanted for her birthday was to run her fingers through the most famous mullet in Edmonton. She got her wish when Ryan Smyth and a few members of the Oilers staff showed up at Meadowcroft seniors' complex with a cake and his hair.
The Oilers found out about her request and Smyth gladly agreed to go meet her, too bad negotiating a deal to bring Smyth back to Edmonton wasn't as easy.
June 25 2011 07:17AM
Keegan Lowe is "on the radar" for NHL teams today. Graded as a solid defender whose play improved a great deal, young Lowe is one of several kids with Oilers connections available today.
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.