Vancouver Canucks 2009-10 Season Preview

The Vancouver Canucks had a successful 2008-2009 campaign. The Canucks were not expected to make the playoffs, but they had up a strong regular season and playoffs, eventually losing in the second round to the Chicago Blackhawks. This year Vancouver must deal with raised expectations: playoffs are a must, and a division title is attainable. […]

Posted by Ari in Columns,Northwest Division,Season Previews,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference on September 29, 2009

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  These two men have been replaced by new GM Chuck Fletcher and new coach Todd Richards.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