August 29 2011 02:44PM
Let's start this with Phil Kessel. Or Eric Staal. Or somebody with a less impressive name, such as Jim Slater or Cory Stillman or Gregory Campbell. These players have a lot more in common than you might think. But we'll use Kessel as an example because he's the star player in the world's largest hockey market and a frequent earner of criticism and praise from all ranges.
August 29 2011 02:29PM
Kevin Connauton, the lanky powerplay specialist with both Major Junior and NCAA experience to his name, had a moderate offensive breakout in Manitoba last season as a rookie. With 11 goals and 12 assists to his name as well as a shorthanded tally late in a playoff game against Lake Erie, the former AJHL, CCHA and WHL player had a pretty successful campaign scoring-wise as both a rookie and a defenseman in the AHL.
August 29 2011 12:36PM
Lowetide is back on the m-i-c this week, rested from vacation and looking to reconquer the airwaves with his first NationRadio in three weeks. This week features Kirk Luedeke, Matt Bugg, Kent WIlson, Jeff Krushnell and a list of 10 things we can look forward to from the Oilers next season.
This is NationRadio. Enjoy!
August 29 2011 08:58AM
When TinFoilTuque wrote about the Canucks defensive depth - he saw fit to place impressive youngster Chris Tanev in the Canucks top-6. While Tanev has a chance at cracking the opening day roster - he was really good in the postseason, and he's the sort of player Vigneault likes in that he's responsible with the puck and makes high percentage plays - I figured a closer look was worthwhile.
August 29 2011 02:06AM
Vancouver, Edmonton and Minnesota all have something in common – aside from the fact that they’re all in the Northwest Division. Each of those clubs has invited an unsigned, undrafted Vancouver Giant to training camp on a tryout deal.