Welcome to “2 Guys and a Goalie,” starring Dustin Nielson, Joaquin Gage, and Matt Kassian and presented by Odds Shark, Popeye’s Louisiana Chicken, and Sports Clips Haircuts. The show focuses on stories, notes, transactions, and everything else happening all around the NHL and the world of hockey.
You never know 100% what an NHL coach is thinking, but Dave Tippett has been quite open about what he sees on the ice and gives honest assessments on how he thinks players are playing. He protects his players, but he also won’t sugarcoat things to the media if a player is in a funk….
In some ways, it doesn’t seem very long ago the Edmonton Oilers decided Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins were going to be the foundation the franchise could build upon for years to come, throwing $6 million a season in long-term deals at all three of them. In other ways, it feels like forever…
This morning, it was announced that the Edmonton Oilers have placed forward, Tomas Jurco, on waivers, presumably with the intent of assigning him to Bakersfield.
All good things must come to an end, especially in sports. For the Edmonton Oil Kings, while they knew that their winning streak was going to be snapped at some point, they were hoping it wouldn’t have happened in the fashion it did.
One day, I will get to put together a rumours blog and not feel like I have to mention Jesse Puljujarvi. Today is not that day.