The Oilers room was buzzing as news of the trade which brought defenceman Nick Schultz from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenceman Tom Gilbert broke as players came off the ice. We have audio from Nikolai Khabibulin, Ryan Smyth, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and coach Renney.
On Saturday’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show, the first hour of the show was spent analyzing the week in trades leading up to the deadline. In this post we evaluate each of the trades that were completed in the week leading up to the deadline.
Following the game tonight Ezra spoke with Avs coach Joe Sacco, Semyon Varlamov and Matt Duchene.
Following their 2-1 loss to the Jets, Ez spoke with Guillaume Latendresse, Cal Clutterbuck and coach Mike Yeo.
They aren’t flashy and don’t have the name brand players, but they possess the best record in the NHL and are currently riding a 7 game winning streak. We caught up with Mikko Koivu and Dany Heatley.
Wednesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Alain Vigneault is very unhappy with Canucks, Mikko Koivu’s leadership in Minnesota and Brenden Morrow unhappy with Stars’ loss
This morning in the Western Conference, Marian Hossa is finding his game, Valtteri Filppula has cast removed, Mikael Samuelsson avoids media after yesterday’s game, the importance of Joffrey Lupul and Bobby Ryan in Anaheim and much more after the jump.
You may hate the trap but it is hard to argue against its effectiveness. Read more after the jump.
Why aren’t the surprising Avalanche drawing any fans?