August 31 2011 03:43PM
Ex-Flame and Leaf enforcer Wade Belak was reportedly found dead in his Toronto condo this afternoon. The 35-year old recently retired from hockey.
Belak's death marks the third tragic passing of an NHL tough guy this summer after Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien. The cause of his death has yet to be reported, but whatever it is, this has truly been one of the saddest offseasons in NHL memory.
More to come as details emerge. For now, sincere condolences to Belak's friends and family.
August 31 2011 01:41PM
While fans could probably use all their fingers and toes when it comes to questions about the Edmonton Oilers as training camp approaches, I can think of at least 10 relating specifically to player personnel I don't have the answers to.
August 30 2011 03:14AM
Yesterday, we looked at one of the undrafted players that the Oilers are going to take a closer look at – undrafted defender Wesley Vannieuwenhuizen. He isn’t the only unsigned player hoping to earn a professional contract that the Oilers have invited, though. Brett Ferguson, a teammate of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in Red Deer, is another – and he’s an interesting prospect.
August 29 2011 10:08PM
Man if we didn't know any better we would swear that the doggiest dog days of Summer are almost over. Calgary trading Langkow was headline news today for heavens sakes. But what are you supposed to talk about if there is nothing to talk about? WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO?
*wipes brow and clears throat*
How about another photoshop contest?
August 29 2011 04:37PM
There are some outstanding futures on the Edmonton Oilers roster. If you're young enough to enjoy the next 15 years of Oilers hockey, this fall should be the beginning of something very special.