The Pitch

With the Vegas Golden Knights out of the playoff picture, timing is no longer an issue when it comes to Edmonton Oilers’ CEO Bob Nicholson getting a crack at Kelly McCrimmon in his search for a new general manager to replace Peter Chiarelli. Indications are that’s likely to happen in the next few days.


Connor McDavid nominated for the Ted Lindsay Award

For the third consecutive season, Oilers captain Connor McDavid has been nominated for the Ted Lindsay Award. The award, which will be handed out on June 19th at the NHL Awards, goes to the most outstanding player in the NHL as voted on by the NHL Players Association.


Hunter vs McCrimmon

Bob Nicholson has reportedly been interviewing candidates over the last couple of weeks and has even gone back for second interviews with a few candidates. Despite the talk that he has been busy, the only two outside names who we have heard connected to the vacant GM position are Mark Hunter and Kelly McCrimmon. Those…


WWYDW: Issues with the playoffs

With tonight’s Game 7 between the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals, the first round of the NHL’s playoffs will come to an end. It’s been a wild one, to say the least.


One Call Didn’t Cost Vegas The Game

I feel sorry for those who turned off the TV early in the third period of the San Jose/Vegas game last night, because you missed the absolute epitome of drama that playoff hockey provides. You missed an emotionally charged final ten minutes and 47 seconds of regulation, followed by a fast-paced, intense 18:19 of overtime….


Evan Bouchard impresses in his Condors debut

The Bakersfield Condors playoff run began last weekend with the first two games happening in Colorado before shifting back to Bakersfield for the final three. Last night, the Condors and Eagles squared off for game three with Evan Bouchard suiting up for the first time since being assigned from the London Knights. Bouchard replaced Cameron…


Where do the best general managers come from?

The Edmonton Oilers need a new general manager. Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson is conducting interviews and reportedly onto the second portion of his general manager search. This might be the most important hire in recent Oilers history. Nicholson needs to nail this hire. His first pick, Peter Chiarelli, was as close to an outright disaster…