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
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? FULL STORY
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. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Apr. 15, 2015: It is that time of year again. It is time for the NHL Playoffs, where 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup, poolies across the globe try to win some dough and the Toronto Maple Leafs work on their golf game. It is a tough time of year for us Leaf fans. When my Dad was alive, he enjoyed running a playoff pool each season. Since his passing in 2008, his tradition has continued and we are ready to launch the 19th Annual Hometown Hockey Playoff Pool. Today is the final day to register.
Stoney Point - Apr. 12, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs finished their regular season last night with a 4-3 shootout loss against the Montreal Canadiens. Based on his comments to the media after the lopsided loss earlier in the week to the Columbus Blue Jackets, it appears that captain Dion Phaneuf has likely played his last game in a Leafs uniform.
Edmonton - Apr. 12, 2015: While it was the perfect way for the Edmonton Oilers to end what has frankly been the most disappointing season in frachise history, last night's 6-5 overtime loss to the playoff bound Vancouver Canucks was still difficult to stomach. Thankfully it also marked the last time Oiler fans will have to deal with such a feeling for the next six months.
Stoney Point - Apr. 12, 2015: It is that time of year again. It is time for the NHL Playoffs, where 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup, poolies across the globe try to win some dough and the Toronto Maple Leafs work on their golf game. It is a tough time of year for us Leaf fans. When my Dad was alive, he enjoyed running a playoff pool each season. Since his passing in 2008, his tradition has continued and we are ready to launch the 19th Annual Hometown Hockey Playoff Pool.
Edmonton - Apr. 10, 2015: While the Edmonton Oilers may have dropped a 3-1 decision to the San Jose Sharks in what was their final home game of the 2014-15 season, it was an evening rookie Laurent Brossoit won't soon forget. The former Edmonton Oil Kings netminder was simply fantastic in his NHL debut and at the very least, handed Oilers fans a memory they won't soon forget.