Justin Schultz, Jeff Petry take a pass on salary arbitration

One of the interesting wrinkles in the contract negotiations between defencemen Justin Schultz and Jeff Petry was that the players had the right to take the team to arbitration, a right that had to be exercised by 5:00 PM New York time on July 5 if a hearing was to take place. In an interesting…


Kelty Auction #7 & #8 – Tickets and a Hotel Stay

Happy Saturday everyone! Today we’re going to start ramping up the auctions to 2 per day, and they’re both in the same article. At this point, we’ve raised nearly $4000 for Kelty’s physio and we’re sure that today’s items will be able to get to that mark. Today I will have both auction items in…


Vincent Lecavalier is a bad idea

According to pretty much every sports journalist in Philadelphia, Vincent Lecavalier is on the trade block. Understandably, some in Edmonton have suggested him as a fit for the Oilers. He’s a reasonably big name, he’d add some size up the middle (6’4”, 215 pounds) and he’s still a very capable scorer. It’s a bad idea.



A year ago, the Edmonton Oilers were trying to find bold and fans were discussing their free-agent haul. The Oilers had an interesting draft and an active free agent period, but there was a sense more was required. There were some clues that linked St. Louis to Edmonton—or more accurately, led us to the conclusion…