April 07 2011 04:42PM
This is EJ McGuire during his time as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Flyers. McGuire passed away today, leaving a void in the hockey world's draft process. His "draft profiles" were a handy item for fans and media alike, and for those who follow the NHL's draft process year round McGuire was the point man on each winter's best young talents.
April 07 2011 10:05AM
Rising star Corey Perry is just now entering his prime years as an NHL player and he's already a legitimate Hart Trophy candidate as a member of the Anaheim Ducks. Perry could have been, and should have been, an Edmonton Oiler.
April 06 2011 06:31PM
Oilers have a chance to knock the Flames out of the playoffs for good tonight, for once enlivening the ancient Calgary, Edmonton rivalry. Join us at 7:30 and let the hate flow through you, Alberta hockey fans...
April 06 2011 12:37PM
Beating the President trophy winners twice in four days was great, but tonight is the game the Oilers and their fans should really want to win. Tonight the Oilers have a chance to officially eliminate the Flames from playoff contention. There hasn't been a meaningful game played between these two teams since April 16th, 1991 when Esa Tikkanen scored at the 6:58 mark of overtime in game seven of the Smythe division semi-final.
Since then, the Oilers and Flames have only made the playoffs in the same year once; in 2006. Only one freaking time in 19 NHL seasons have Alberta fans even had a chance at a true Battle of Alberta, so that is why tonight you should take it all in; because it might be another 10 years before these two franchises make the playoffs simultaneously.
April 06 2011 10:42AM
With back-to-back wins over the Vancouver Canucks, I'm guessing the Edmonton Oilers have been romping through the showers in the team bathhouse with more flair than usual in the last four days.