Edmonton - Apr. 25, 2015: While it did not come as a complete surprise, yesterday's appointment of Peter Chiarelli as the Edmonton Oilers new President of Hockey Operations and General Manger, it still managed to send shock waves throughout Oilers Nation. With Connor McDavid already firmly in this organization's back pocket, Bob Nicholson wasted little time in changing his management team and Craig MacTavish has no one but himself to blame for no longer being in the position he has held for the last two years. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Apr. 21, 2015: It was great to see NHL Playoff Hockey return to Winnipeg last night as the Winnipeg Jets played host to the Anaheim Ducks. Congrats to David Thompson, True North and the fans of Winnipeg. I remember watching Dale Hawerchuk play there in front of the infamous Winnipeg Whiteout - where fans all wear white for playoff games. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Apr. 20, 2015: While the vast majority of hockey fans decided to lose their collective minds over news of the Edmonton Oilers winning what has essentially become the Connor McDavid Sweepstakes during Saturday's Draft Lottery, this notion that he is headed to some sort of wasteland for No. 1 picks is downright idiotic. While the frustration of seeing him go to the Oilers is understandable, people need to give their heads a shake. FULL STORY
Burlington - Apr. 20, 2015: It's that time of the year for my annual list of the top second and third year eligible OHL players for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. This is always one of the most read articles I put out each year. Just to clarify yet again, for those with limited understanding of the NHL draft system; North American players have either two or three years to get drafted, depending on their birth date. For those born from January 1 to September 15, they will go through three NHL drafts. For those born from September 16 to December 31, they will go through two NHL drafts. The players on this list are a mix of those having been passed over once or twice already.
Wilkes-Barre - Apr. 18, 2015: It was the WBS Penguins taking on the Norfolk Admirals for the last season game at Mohegan Sun Arena and the very last game that we will ever see the Norfolk Admirals here in the AHL.
Wilkes-Barre - Apr. 17, 2015: The first period seemed to be a slow one not much in the way of offense on either side just over fourteen minutes in there was still only 4 shots on net for both sides. LeBlond and Janssen did a little dance during the first few minutes of the first trying to set the tone.
Stoney Point - Apr. 17, 2015: This weekend will be a big weekend for the NHL TV ratings. On top of the excitement of the first round playoff games, there will also be the NHL Draft Lottery to see who will win the right to draft Erir Otters phenom Connor McDavid. Will it be the Buffalo Sabres, Ariozona Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs or some other team?
Edmonton - Apr. 17, 2015: While the Winnipeg Jets will have their hands full with the Anaheim Ducks during what is arguably the most highly anticipated first round series, their chances of advancing to the second round of the post-season will ultimately come down to the play of netminder Ondrej Pavelec.