June 27 2010 12:51PM
Let me take off my Grumpy Old Man hat for one day and say this -- I'm more blogger than MSM hockey writer now, and I'm just fine with it after coming to that realization at the NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles.
June 26 2010 04:01PM
There is a significantly different feeling in the Staples Centre on day two. There are very few fans here and the family contingents are much smaller. Yesterday was the sizzle, but today is the substance of building a winner. The Oilers and every other team needs to draft players who will morph into NHLers down the road.
June 26 2010 01:42PM
LOS ANGELES -- Edmonton reporters pulled Taylor Hall aside at the Staples Center this morning to get his take on being drafted by the Oilers, among other things, now that he's had a night to sleep on it. Here's some quick hits
June 26 2010 01:39PM
LOS ANGELES -- The Edmonton Oilers were contemplating selecting a big centre named Tyler going into the NHL Entry Draft. They got him Saturday morning in the form of Tyler Pitlick.
June 26 2010 10:38AM
LOS ANGELES -- The Edmonton Oilers hit the draft floor at the Staples Center today with some choices to make after taking Taylor Hall first overall on Friday, then having no other business to take care of with GM Steve Tambellini unable to swing a deal for a second first-round pick.