Ok, now that I have your undivided attention, let’s talk some Edmonton Oilers hockey. The Oilers, as you may have noticed, have been ubiquitous in the news this summer over their failed attemts to land Dany Heatley. This PR nightmare has thankfully faded with the dog days of summer and the new coup is the […]
The official website of the Edmonton Oilers is reporting that hometown kid Mike Comrie is returning to the Oildrop. “Pfffft”, you say, “This isn’t breaking news. Teams sign players every year just before training camp.” True, true. They do indeed. However, our readers may recall that Comrie left the Oilers 6 years ago in what […]
What team beat writers are saying this Labour Day afternoon.
From Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen: The Edmonton Oilers are pulling out of the Dany Heatley sweepstakes. General manager Steve Tambellini was expected make that announcement in a conference call with journalists later Friday. Heatley, the disgruntled Ottawa Senators forward, twice refused to waive his no-trade clause to complete a trade that would have […]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: NHL The Thrashers have signed Nikolai Antropov to a 4 year, $16 million contract. As well, the team also re-signed Chris Thorburn. A lot of cash to be throwing at Antropov but really not out of line with the ridiculous spending we’ve already seen the past day […]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Playoff teams: Pittsburgh could be two-sport champions if the Penguins win the Cup. The Steel city is enjoying some great success as of late. Teams not in the playoffs: The Bruins ownership wants to get Peter Chiarellin signed to a contract extension this summer. He has done a […]
Upon hearing the news about Pat Quinn and Tom Renney, I must say I was a little taken aback. I like both guys and think both have a lot to offer as coaches. However, I was expecting a younger guy without much or any NHL experience, say, someone like Scott Arniel. That being said, I […]
From TSN: Sources tell TSN Pat Quinn will be announced as the new head coach at a news conference later today with former Rangers coach Tom Renney being named be the associate head coach. The news conference is set for noon local time in Edmonton. The move reunites Quinn and Renney with general manager Steve […]