"There was something in the air that night, the stars were bright, Fernando!" Cue up that song dj, Fernando cometh to Sweden!
Seven games, thirteen days, seven time changes and over 13,500 km to travel….OUCH. That works out to just a little less than flying from Edmonton to Vancouver 13 days in a row. That is the Oilers current road trip. Even though they came home for the Christmas break the game in Vancouver there remains another six…
Last week as I was hanging up my shoulder pads my partner, Kurt Davis, asked me how long I had been wearing them and why I even bothered. He commented on there hardly being any protection on the chest or back and how the shoulder caps are very small.
The Oilers are in the middle of a tough stretch. They have dropped 5 of their last 7 and a quick look at the upcoming schedule suggests it doesn’t get any easier.
Yesterday Gary Bettman submitted and the board of governors approved a new four conference format. Assuming the NHLPA okays the changes, the new system will be in place next season.
On November 12th, Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins ran Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres. Miller’s teammates stood by picking flowers. They either couldn’t or didn’t want to do a thing. Lucic is a beast to handle, that is clear, but a team like the Sabres who feel they are on the rise needed…
Madonna has had a great career reinventing herself over and over again. Could it be that I am about to take a page out of the Material Girl’s playbook?
Last week Archaeology asked a great question about players accepting different roles on a team. This is an interesting topic that GMs, Coaches and players alike wrestle with every year.
Going into the offseason I thought it was pretty unlikely that I would receive a contract offer in the NHL. That is the circle of life in the NHL.
"Protect yourself at all times." These are the instructions that boxers receive prior to a match. All hockey players need to start doing the same thing.