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An unfortunate theme for the Oilers that led to their struggles in the early-1990s was poor returns on trades involving their Hall of Fame core from the Glory Days. One instance in which there was a buck in this trend was when Glenn Anderson and Grant Fuhr were shipped to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
After skipping the Monday show because of the long weekend, the boys were back with a brand new episode of the Real Life Podcast and were thrilled to welcome Sam Gagner to the show to talk a little bit about life in quarantine, backyard rinks, the Edmonton Oilers, and a whole lot more.
A Thursday afternoon report suggests that a 14-day quarantine period may be skirted for NHL players coming to play in Canada.
The NHL has played 85.1% (1,082) of this season’s 1,271 regular season games. Today, it seems unlikely the league will play the remaining 189 games. But will they play any of those games? Does a 74-game season make sense? Many players have stated they prefer to play some games before skating directly into the playoffs….
The Edmonton Oilers are trying to sell the NHL on plenty of lifestyle options in the city as they bid to be one of the league’s host cities for a return to play.
Over at PuckPedia, they conducted a three-part survey with a sampling of NHL player agents to discuss an array of topics, including draft eligibility, entry-level contracts, arbitration, and which general managers are the most player-friendly in terms of landing a good deal for clients. Needless to say, the responses have provided an interesting look behind…
On Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman reported over at Sportsnet that the NHL and the NHLPA were working on a new playoff format that would see 24 teams split into two conferences.
Since we still have no idea what will happen with the 2019-20 season aside from the league continuing its best efforts to keep the dream alive, I wanted to take some time to talk about what hockey will look like when the NHL is safely able to get back on the ice. In this week’s…