Rumor Roundup: Would a Boychuk-Yakupov trade solve two problems?
thehockeynews.com Updated Sep 1 (yesterday)
The Boston Bruins need to shed salary and address their logjam on defense remains a hot topic in this summer’s NHL rumor mill. Much of the speculation centers on Johnny Boychuk, who will be eligible next summer for unrestricted free agency. The 30-year-…Upvote Share Tweet
thehockeynews.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)Mike Minard, a career minor-leaguer who played one game in net for the Edmonton Oilers and was a coach with the American League’s Portland Pirates, has been sentenced to two months in jail after he pleaded no contest to charges of sexual misconduct. Acc…Upvote Share TweetSuffice to say this was not exactly what Justin Schultz had in mind when he touched off a bidding war for his services after leaving the University of Wisconsin two years ago. He most certainly couldn’t have been expecting this after tearing up the Amer…Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: The latest on unsigned RFAsthehockeynews.com Aug 25Entering the final full week of August, a number of restricted free agents remain unsigned. With NHL training camps opening on Sept. 18 sufficient time remains to get those players under contract, but so far there’s little indication they’re any closer …Upvote Share Tweet
Oilers to host celebration for 1984 Stanley Cup teamNHL.com Aug 19EDMONTON -- Wayne Gretzky is getting the Boys on the Bus back together again. The Edmonton Oilers will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their first Stanley Cup with an event bringing together the members of the 1984 team and staff for a reu...Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 17Ah, the selfie: a whimsical vessel of self-expression, or a scourge of ill-timed, high-angle duck-faced moments of egomania. (Also, the new ABC sitcom starring Amy Pond.) The Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League announced this week that they're aff…Upvote Share Tweet
Teddy Purcell has no hard feelings after Tampa Bay traded himthehockeynews.com Aug 13There are trades, and then there are trades that ship you 2,366 miles northwest. The late-June swap that sent right winger Teddy Purcell from Tampa Bay to Edmonton was a shock. His closet said it all. It contained zero winter jackets and hadn’t for seve…Upvote Share TweetThe Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry level contract.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 12(Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Aug 12Center Leon Draisaitl, the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers, the team announced Tuesday. Financial details were not disclosed. "First of all, I want to thank [owner] Daryl Katz...Upvote Share Tweet
Leafs, Penguins among the NHL’s five most pressure-packed markets in 2014-15thehockeynews.com Aug 9The NHL has always been a pressure-packed league, but from year-to-year, some teams face more pressure than others. Which franchises are going to be dealing with an especially hot seat once the 2014-15 season begins? These five: 5. Washington Capitals. …Upvote Share Tweet
NHL Network to commemorate Gretzky trade to KingsNHL.com Aug 8Saturday marks the 26th anniversary of the day Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings. NHL Network will dedicate a large portion of the day commemorating the trade that changed the landscape of the sport and ...Upvote Share Tweet
Remembering the season the Capitals begged the NHL for helpthehockeynews.com Aug 7Machismo and bravado being what they are, there’s no way you’d see this headline in today’s NHL, no matter how poorly the Buffalo Sabres or Edmonton Oilers started a season. Washington Begs For Player Help That was the main headline in The Hockey News 4…Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: The Los Angeles Kings’ Justin Williams dilemmathehockeynews.com Aug 6NBC Sports’ Joe Yerdon speculates the Los Angeles Kings could be in an awkward situation this season with winger Justin Williams, whose clutch play in the 2014 playoffs earned him the Conn Smythe Trophy as post-season MVP. Williams, who turns 33 in Octo…Upvote Share TweetFirst, Fenwick Close. Then, the world. We saw it two weeks ago when the Toronto Maple Leafs named Kyle Dubas assistant GM. Last week, it was the New Jersey Devils’ turn, as they hired Sunny Mehta. Statistician Eric Tulsky also works for a mystery NHL te…Upvote Share Tweet
Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse aims for Team Canada spotthehockeynews.com Aug 5When the cuts were made to the 2013 Canadian world junior team, a howl went up in some corners when Darnell Nurse was left off the roster. The seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft, Nurse had size, mobility and a growing offensive repertoire – all grea…Upvote Share Tweet
THN cover curse? Wayne Gretzky big hope for WHA, Racers; Gretzky traded to Oilers; Racers fold; Oilers move to NHLthehockeynews.com Aug 3Sometimes covers don’t have the staying power they’re supposed to. Sometimes, in hindsight, they can look pretty hilarious. Take our cover from Oct. 27, 1978 as an example. The cover image was a 17-year-old Wayne Gretzky skating for the WHA’s Indianapol…Upvote Share Tweet
NHL logo rankings No. 17: Edmonton Oilersthehockeynews.com Jul 31By placing Edmonton at No. 17 on our list, that leaves the Montreal Canadiens with the No. 1 logo among the seven Canadian teams. Will the Habs logo rank first among all NHL logos? You’ll have to wait and find out. When our panel of seven THN staffers d…Upvote Share Tweet
At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwanted?thehockeynews.com Jul 30For those NHL players who don’t step willingly into retirement, there eventually comes a day when UFA stands for unwanted free agent rather than unrestricted free agent. As July ends and August begins, we’re now closer to the start of NHL training camps…Upvote Share Tweet
Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franchise player?thehockeynews.com Jul 23If Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin are the top three amigos for the 2015 NHL draft, the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames are their top three suitors. Yesterday, my esteemed boss Jason Kay wrote a blog wondering if the …Upvote Share Tweet
How Bobby Hull helped build the Oilers dynasty and how close Edmonton was to drafting Teemu Selannethehockeynews.com Jul 17How much credit does Bobby Hull deserve for the Edmonton Oilers’ dynasty of the 1980s? A fair bit, according to the Golden Jet, in this edition of Throwback Thursday. In the July, 1988 edition of The Hockey News, Hull told Stan Fischler that Oilers’ GM …Upvote Share Tweet
Inside The NHL: Top 3 GoalsApr 10Steve Levy counts down the top three goals of the week from across the NHL.
Kings Shut Out OilersApr 10Marian Gaborik scored two goals to help the Kings past the Oilers 3-0.
Oilers Double Up DucksApr 6Taylor Hall, David Perron and Jordan Eberle all recorded their 27th goals of the season in the 4-2 win over the Ducks.
Ducks Skate Past OilersApr 2Corey Perry scored twice in the Ducks' 3-2 win over the Oilers.
FIBA Basketball World Cup -- Derrick Rose to play in Team USA's next 2 gam…Sep 2In the latest significant step of his comeback, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is on course to complete a three games-in-three nights test by week's end.
Peyton Manning, Are You Driven by the Nightmarish Super Bowl, or Have You …Sep 2.
NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino, How are Penalties Going to be Called …Sep 2.
Trying to Put the Instant Back in ReplaySep 1NEW YORK — In the Art McNally Game Day Central room inside the NFL offices on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, I learned over the weekend just how the new replay review system will work, ushered through the process by NFL vice president of officiating …