February 28 2012 02:14PM
I always find it hard to be unbiased evaluating a trade when I know one of the players involved. Personal feelings creep in, both good and bad.
February 28 2012 01:05PM
Nick Schultz has played the most games in Minnesota Wild history, 743, so he should be well-versed in how to play solid defence. He's also likely not used to playing up-tempo hockey either, but the Oilers are hoping he can bring a solid foundation in his own zone to help lower their goals against.
Who won yesterday's trade? Depends how you look at it, but I don't see a clear winner on either side. I see two teams who made a trade to try and shore up a weakness within their respective lineups.
February 27 2012 11:19PM
With Ales Hemsky in the fold for two more years and the distraction of Monday's over-hyped NHL trade deadline in the rearview mirror, the Edmonton Oilers rounded the final turn and headed down the stretch drive of their 2011-12 season with a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
February 27 2012 02:09PM
The Edmonton Oilers added a solid, veteran NHL defenseman today at the annual deadline. Nick Schultz has been old reliable on the Minnesota blue since the lockout and he's bringing his consistent brand of defense to Alberta's capital.
February 27 2012 12:49PM
Sometimes you name a Goat at the start of the NHL season. Sometimes that Goat gets traded. Sometimes you are happy.