Team Canada looking for a second straight golden performance

Since coming sixth at the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championships, Canada has responded by winning silver in 2017 and gold at last years event in Buffalo. 2016 was a disaster, but the program has quickly gotten back to their winning ways and I expect that to continue at this year’s event in Vancouver. Since 1990,…


Connor McDavid registers 200th career assist

In only his 244th NHL game, Connor McDavid registered his 200th assist with a helper on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ first-period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning, making him the ninth player in NHL history to register 200 assists in under 250 games played.


GDB Game Notes: Lightning @ Oilers

The Oilers, fresh off back-to-back losses against two of the weaker teams in the Western Conference, will play their final game before the holiday break against the league’s best team. Here are your game day notes.


Random Stats…

It’s the final Friday before Christmas, and hopefully you don’t become Frank Costanza this weekend. Frank: Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way….


The Roundup

Can the Oilers get Parayko; the Flames “grand” plans; Dubas speaks on the looming threat of offer sheets; sportsbooks profiling players; sleeper names for the 2019 NHL draft; Datsyuk’s possible return to the NHL; an early look at the trade deadline market, Patrik Berglund and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo…


Practice Notes: Hitchcock Changes Lines

The Hitchcock Honeymoon is over. I’ve noticed Hitchcock being more vocal with his players on the bench, and for a coach with a reputation of demanding a lot from players, often his best players, it will be interesting to see how things unfold over the next month with the Oilers. Hitchcock was ultra positive for…