Friday Fights: If Only for a Week

Hello out there, I’m on the air, it’s Hockey Fights today. This is a weekly feature where we will take a look back at the best tilts of the week that was, a fond look back at the fights that were, and a strong finger wag at the worst fight of the week. Week 14…


Three Thoughts: Get a Clue

It’s painfully obvious the NHL hasn’t figured out what constitutes goaltender interference and what doesn’t – the latest embarrassing and somewhat outrageous exhibit of evidence coming Thursday in the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 shootout win over the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place. The interpretation game continues.


NHL mid-season player awards

For the first time since the 1960s, the PHWA has compiled NHL mid-season awards. It is amazing how different the results look from last year. Not just the winners, but even those finishing in the top-three in many categories. It is a smaller sample size than the end-of-season rankings, and there is still a lot…


Contract Conundrums: Part 2 – Deadline value

Last week we took a downright depressing dive into a few of the contracts that could hold the Oilers hostage as they try to reconfigure the roster heading into the off-season. This week’s piece is slightly less bleak, I promise.


Are the Oilers too big and slow?

It’s no secret Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli likes big hockey teams. His Boston Bruins teams were filled with size and grit, with 6-foot-9 behemoth Zdeno Chara leading the charge on the blueline. The 2011 Bruins were poster boys for this as they poked and prodded the Canucks on route to the Stanley Cup.


The Roundup

How much would you trade for Erik Karlsson ; Oilers hit rock bottom; what do the Canucks do with the Sedins; Flames still have special teams challenges; heavy hockey is dead; fight night in Dallas and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.