August 30 2012 08:51AM
Last week there was a NHL rule enforcement meeting. Some coaches, managers, players and referees were all thrown together to talk. I think it was a great idea that the players and referees got together. These are the two groups right in the action. They should know more or less what each other is thinking.
It was reported that diving was a popular topic to discuss at these meetings. Diving and how to curb it. Really? This is the biggest issue for NHL rule enforcement?
August 29 2012 01:43PM
The position of center for Edmonton features a ridiculous teenager, an early 20s enigma, two old goats and several plough horses. This isn't your Daddy's Oilers at center.
August 29 2012 10:53AM
The Spengler Cup (Abercio/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0)
This morning, Linus Omark tweeted that he had a new team: Zug, of the top Swiss league. While his detractors undoubtedly will imagine that as the beginning of the rest of his career in Europe, Omark actually chose Zug specifically to enable him to return to the NHL.
August 28 2012 09:51PM
Ryan Jones won over many (not all) of his critics by scoring 17 goals last season as a follow up to the 18 he potted during his coming out party with the Edmonton Oilers in 2010-11. It was a classic case of SIUTBOHC for those who thought his emergence was a fluke, a one-off.
August 28 2012 01:18PM
While NHL fans do a slow burn and the league's player prepare for a season that may never come, the owners and Bettman appear to be enjoying another season of good times on Boardwalk, Park Place and Pennsylvania avenues. Allan Mitchell tackles the issues with some heavy hitters.
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