GDB 58.0: Feisty for Philly

(Photoshop: @NewfieMikey) Connor McDavid vs. Brandon Manning. It is a fun angle, but we all know they will never drop the mitts. McDavid is a scorer not a fighter, and Manning can handle himself quite well if need be.  However, after their meeting in Philadelphia earlier this season, McDavid accused Manning of being classless for…


The McDavid Effect

  Embed from Getty Images   How big of an influence can one single player have on an NHL team? I went to Edmonton to get the answer – and met it at the airport. Here is the story of how Connor McDavid’s quick journey to the top has made the Edmonton Oilers an NHL…

Top to Bottom — Trade Deadline Edition: Central Division

Embed from Getty Images This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.  The decline of both the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars coupled…



When Peter Chiarelli signed Andrej Sekera to a free-agent contract in the summer of 2015, Oilers fans were hopeful, but history taught the Nation that these ‘just money’ additions can be a sticky wicket. Coming up on two years later, how do things look?