WWYDW: Darnell Nurse and Jacob Trouba

There aren’t a lot of stories of particular interest in the NHL right now, but one item worth watching is negotiations between the league’s remaining restricted free agents and their major-league teams. Several prominent players—people like Johnny Gaudreau, Hampus Lindholm and Rasmus Ristolainen—remain unsigned and it’s fair to be worried about whether deals will be…



Brent Saik is best known to readers of this website for staging multiple editions of the World’s Longest Hockey Game out on his Sherwood Park acreage to raise funds in the battle against cancer. The five games he’s organized and participated in have made the Guinness Book of World Records and generated almost $4 million…

Milan Lucic’s Greatest Plays From The 2015-16 Season

Embed from Getty Images We are 43 days away from the start of the 2016-17 NHL season. With the World Cup around the corner also, I’d say we are out of the bored, summer-phase and into the excited, anxious-phase of the summer. As if the thought of Connor McDavid going into his second NHL season…


Win Tickets to the Edmonton Premiere of Ice Guardians

If you haven’t heard about the documentary called “Ice Guardians” I encourage you to take a minute and watch the trailer above. Ice Guardians, produced by local filmmaker Adam Scorgie, is a documentary that takes us into the lives of a few hockey players that performed, arguably, the toughest job in the NHL. In this article we’re going to talk about the…


December Dilemmas

One of the questions I’m often asked is why it is so important for NHL teams to address all of their important positional issues in the summer. After all, the reasoning goes, is there really much harm in checking out the players on the roster for a month or two and then fixing things up…



We are now into the period of the offseason where veteran free agents without contracts are finding landing spots via PTO. One of the players I would like to see in Edmonton is reportedly retiring. I understand Dan Boyle is an older player, but there is a heartbeat here.


Monday Musings: Centre Options

A two-week break has me refreshed and fired up for the next two sporting months. September and October are wonderful if you are a sports fan. The CFL season heats up, baseball races to the playoffs, while the NFL, NHL and NBA get going. It’s freaking awesome. This year, the World Cup will wet the…


The North by NorthGretz Podcast – Going for Gold

This week the boys are joined by two time Olympic gold medal winning goalie Shannon Szabados! Shannon tells the boys about her Olympic experiences, what it’s been like breaking into the male dominated world of hockey, talks about her glorious hair, tells some hilarious stories about Kyla The Intern and more!


Monday Mailbag – Ranking the Pacific Division

It’s time to tilt your chair back to a comfortable position, because we’ve got 3000 words worth of company time wasting wisdom coming at you in this week’s mailbag. As always, I need your questions to make this work. If you’ve got one, email it to me at [email protected] or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk and I’ll get to you as soon…


We’re back! Starting today and going each Sunday all year, Weekend Update offers the latest on Edmonton’s prospects across all leagues. It was an eventful week on several fronts.