Dion Phaneuf’s Hit on Kyle Okposo

I did not mention this in the morning papers, but if you missed it last night, Dion Phaneuf absolutely cleaned the clock of Kyle Okposo at the Saddledome.  This hit does not surprise me, even if it is pre-season, considering I saw Phaneuf take a similar run at then Coyote–Daniel Carcillo in a pre-season game […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Calgary Flames,New York Islanders on September 18, 2009

Minnesota Wild 2009-10 Season Preview

The story of the off-season in Minnesota was the upheavel in the coaching and management departments.  After last season’s disappointing performance, Jacques Lemaire stepped down as coach of the team and subsequently Doug Risebrough was relieved of his duties.  These two men have been replaced by new GM Chuck Fletcher and new coach Todd Richards.  […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Minnesota Wild,Season Previews on September 15, 2009

Edmonton Oilers 2009-10 Season Preview

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 […]

Posted by rusty in Edmonton Oilers,Features,Season Previews on September 12, 2009

Breaking News: Mike Comrie Signs with the Oilers

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 […]

Posted by rusty in Breaking News,Edmonton Oilers on September 10, 2009

Colorado Avalanche 2009-10 Season Preview

Let’s be honest. The Colorado Avalanche had a worse year than Pauly Shore last year. After finishing in last place in the entire Western Conference during the 2008/09 regular season (that’s right, that’s how bad it got), Colorado basically pulled a General Motors and slashed a huge portion of their managerial and coaching staff, albeit […]

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Colorado Avalanche,Columns,Season Previews on September 8, 2009

Calgary Flames 2009-10 Season Preview

The Calgary Flames’ 2008-2009 season can best be remembered for Roger Millions dropping a pejorative live on Sportsnet West while covering the Flames.  Unfortunately, fans do still vividly remember the Flames being ousted in the first round of the playoffs (for the fourth year in a row I might add).  That being said, significant changes have […]

Posted by Neil in Calgary Flames,Season Previews on September 5, 2009