February 21 2014 01:00AM
Today, the outcome is all that matters.
It doesn't matter if only Drew Doughty and Shea Weber score, as long as Canada wins.
It won't matter if Sidney Crosby is held pointless, as long as Canada wins.
Shots totals won't matter, as long as Canada wins.
It won't matter that through the first 4 games USA has 20 goals and Canada 13, as long as Canada scores more today.
The WIN is all that matters.
February 20 2014 11:21PM
The Edmonton Oilers will return from the Olympic break looking way up at the contenders. The stretch drive may feature trading away veterans and calling up kids, and of course there's nothing of substance to play for—there's no chance at the postseason. What is a reasonable expectation for the Oilers through to season's end? Can they win 12 of their last 22?
February 20 2014 01:04PM
Ales Hemsky led the Czech Republic in scoring with three goals and four points at the Sochi Olympics. Despite only playing 12 minutes a game, he showed NHL general managers that if he plays with offensive players he can still produce.
Did his Olympic performance increase his trade value?
February 20 2014 10:58AM
Though in some ways he's been overshadowed by other defensive prospects - Martin Marincin, drafted a year earlier, has made the jump to the NHL while Darnell Nurse has better draft pedigree - Oscar Klefbom remains one of the more significant young players in the Oilers organization.
We were able to catch up with him on Monday in Oklahoma City and ask him some questions about his season and what he brings to the Oilers.
February 19 2014 08:52PM
We're just a week away from NHL hockey returning, but I'm thinking about the summer. Warm breeze, barbeque humming, lawn mower rumbling, beer in the fridge and those Oilers are making noises. It seems so far away, and yet the draft and free agency are on the way! Here's what might happen.