June 26 2013 10:49AM
Yesterday Craig MacTavish came on my radio show to discuss his thoughts on free agency, Sam Gagner, Ryan Jones, goaltending, a desire to find heavier players and more.
June 25 2013 11:43AM
Minnesota Wild beat reporter Mike Russo wrote that the Oilers are actively pursuing Cal Clutterbuck and the trade could involve Tyler Pitlick.
One team hot after him is Edmonton; the Wild has talked to the Oilers about a deal that would include Minnesotan Tyler Pitlick.
Russo had the above line in his piece on the Wild's salary cap situation and where Clutterbuck fits. Clutterbuck is an RFA, and he just finished a three-year deal with a $1.4 million cap hit. He made $1.7 million in actual dollars last year, so you'd think he'd be looking at a deal north of $2 million.
June 25 2013 01:08AM
The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on Monday night. In so doing, they exposed many of the commonly accepted truths about what it takes to win in the playoffs as the lies they are.
June 24 2013 01:20PM
I don't do mock drafts, but with this year's edition of the draft full of more plot twists than a Whodunit, I thought it might be fun. Hope you enjoy it!
June 24 2013 11:32AM
It is Stanley Cup week for Oilers fans, and I'm not talking about the Bruins and Hawks. Your excitement and dreams of the Stanley Cup rest on hope, faith and the willingness to believe that the Oilers will draft two or three key pieces for the future this Sunday in New Jersey.
That is the reality when you're a fan of a team with the longest playoff drought in the NHL, however, this week there is a distinct different feeling in Oilersnation than in previous years. The anticipation is higher, and it isn't focused on who the Oilers will draft, but instead what type of moves Craig MacTavish will make.