Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson is throwing his support behind the Oilers bid to host hockey games as an NHL hub city.
Pistol Pete might be back in the saddle sooner rather than later.
We still don’t know exactly what the rest of the NHL season and playoffs will look like for sure – how many teams and how many hub cities would be involved, for starters – but we do know the Edmonton Oilers and Alberta premier Jason Kenney are in there pitching with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman…
Maybe it is the 78 days without hockey that has many riled up, but I’ll admit I’m a bit perplexed by the frustration penned by some about the NHL potentially having 24 teams in the playoffs. We are in unprecedented times. There is no blueprint on how to finish a suspended season.
Glen Sather is hockey royalty in Edmonton and 24 years ago today, he left the organization.
It was on this day in NHL history that the Edmonton Oilers closed out their series against the New York Islanders with a 5-2 win, securing the first of Stanley Cups for the franchise.