Steve Smith discusses Coaching

“Am I saying this to him just to make me feel good, because I want to be right, or am I saying it to improve the player?”  – Steve Smith. Smith was drafted in the sixth round in 1981 by the Edmonton Oilers. He played two more years in junior (London) and then another two…


Homegrown Talent

There will be more than one local boy which makes for a good storyline for fans and scouts to follow with Team Canada when the puck drops for the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup at Rogers Place in Edmonton and Servus Arena in Red Deer Monday.


20 in 20: A Line Combination Extravaganza (PART FOUR)

This is it, the final piece in my Line Combination Extravaganza. Now I know what Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale felt like as they put the finishing touches on Back to the Future III. I actually really liked the third installment of Back To The Future, not as much as I enjoyed Indiana Jones and…


The Roundup

Jarome Iginla’s great career; Flames cap situation is very tight; what fringe players could make the Oilers; Nylander wants long term deal from Leafs;  long term implications of the Trouba deal; Joe Murphy, Wayne Simmonds, donair tours and more in this week’s Nation Roundup.