Buffalo - Apr. 23, 2014: The Annual 2 In The Box Sabres Awards have been issued. Read about the players who surprised, angered, disappointed, and amazed Sabres' fans, and where your favourite players stack up against the opinions of 2 In The Box contributor Chris Ostrander and Co. This year's group of honourees include Tyler Ennis, Matt Moulson, Ville Leino, and more. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Apr. 23, 2014: It has been six years since Raffi Torres was a member of the Edmonton Oilers and while he has had his fair share of ups and downs since leaving the Alberta Capital, the former fifth overall pick will always hold a special place in the hearts of fans across Oil Country. While some may view the San Jose Sharks winger as nothing more than a head-hunter, those are the people who tend to ignore just how useful of a player he really is. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Apr. 21, 2014: Ever since posting a 34 goal season during his sophomore campaign in the NHL, Edmonton Oilers winger Jordan Eberle has become somewhat of a polarizing figure for many across Oil Country. While some view the former CHL Player of the Year as an unmovable core piece, others seem to view him as an expendable part of the equation. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Apr. 21, 2014: While the Edmonton Oil Kings were nowhere near as dominant in Game Two of their WHL Eastern Conference Final against the Medicine Hat Tigers yesterday afternoon, they were still plenty good enough to grab themselves a commanding 2-0 series lead with a 3-1 victory over at Rexall Place. Curtis Lazar led the way with two more goals and Tristan Jarry made 32 stops to improve to 10-1 in the post-season. FULL STORY
Oshawa - Apr. 18, 2014: The opening game of the OHL Eastern Conference Final was a hard one to watch for many of the Oshawa Generals' faithful on Friday night. Playing against a bigger, stronger, faster North Bay Battalion team, the Generals lost 1 - 0 on home ice. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Apr. 18, 2014: After making quick work of the Prince Albert Raiders and Brandon Wheat Kings in the opening two rounds of the WHL Playoffs, the Edmonton Oil Kings look poised to make it three consecutive post-season blowouts after pounding the Medicine Hat Tigers 8-3 in opener of their Eastern Conference Final. Cody Corbett led the way with a pair of goals and was one of six Oil Kings to register multi-point nights.
Edmonton - Apr. 17, 2014: As good as Taylor Hall has been during his first four seasons in the National Hockey League, there are those who feel he still has a long way to go before becoming one of the top players in the game today. While the Edmonton Oilers star winger certainly has room to grow as a player, this notion of him being this irresponsible kid who refuses to conform his game is almost laughable.
Edmonton - Apr. 16, 2014: Next season started today for the Winnipeg Jets as GM Kevin Cheveldayoff accomplished the #1 item on his to-do list, hire a coach. Of course this wasn't a lengthy search and interview process as the man he wanted was already in house. Today he got the news he wanted to hear, Paul Maurice (and more importantly his family) was on board.
Edmonton - Apr. 16, 2014: When NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly opened up the final envelope of the 2014 Draft Lottery and pulled out the card of the Florida Panthers, all I could do was shake my head. Through 81 games the Edmonton Oilers sat in 29th spot in the overall standings, one point ahead of the Panthers but that changed after Game 82. Back in 2007, a similar situation cost the organization a chance at drafting Patrick Kane and it looks as though it will happen yet again in 2014.
Edmonton - Apr. 15, 2014: No one should have been surprised with the approach Craig MacTavish decided to take to his year end press conference. After promising big changes and letting the entire hockey world know he wasn’t an overly patient man during his introduction as the Edmonton Oilers general manger, the fifty-five year old tried putting a positive spin on what was a disastrous 2013-14 campaign.