September 04 2010 08:32AM
This is Tim Thomas. He was at training camp for the Edmonton Oilers 1998 fall. Every NHL team loses quality talent for little or nothing over the years, but the bygone training camp roster serves as "God's flashlight" and the names can be eye-popping years later. We can also see some wise moves by the organization years before the player arrives in the NHL, and also get some insight into this fall's invite list. Here are some interesting items 98-07:
September 03 2010 02:26PM
Andrew Cogliano came into the NHL alongside Sam Gagner, but after three seasons toiling for the Edmonton Oilers, there's going to be a lot more separation between these teammates and friends -- at least when they look at their pay cheques.
September 03 2010 02:23PM
And so it was written and so it was done. The fairytale wedding between Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff includes sailing of into the sunset - of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. News today that the Duffman has signed a one year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins for a league minimum $500,000.
September 02 2010 08:21PM
They say hindsight is 20/20. When it comes to tracking prospects in training camp, even hindsight spends a lot of time guessing.
September 02 2010 03:22PM
Walking into the studio at 2:55pm yesterday, I was more nervous prior to a show than I have been in at least five years. For many it seemed like a great opportunity — to get drunk at work. But I was so stressed that I would come off sounding like an imbecile my gut was actually churning when I turned on the mic.