The 2018 World Championship will take place in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark. The tournament began Friday, May 4 and will conclude with the finals being on Sunday, May 20. As always, since the tournament is taking place at the same time as the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, many key stars will be missing. However, this leaves room for … Continue reading NHL Star-Studded World Championship
When you're a professional athlete, being criticized by the media unfortunately comes with the job. Recently, hockey media in a few cities have taken their role to another level and many fans question if it's warranted. In Canada particularly, sports media can be a bit overwhelming for athletes. Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal cover hockey like … Continue reading Canadian Hockey Media is Like No Other
Before the beginning of the 2017-2018 NHL season, many people (including myself) considered the Edmonton Oilers to be serious Stanley Cup contenders. After all, they finally broke into the playoffs in 2017, led by captain Connor McDavid, though they were eliminated in the second round by the Anaheim Ducks. Over the summer, they lost Jordan … Continue reading Where Will Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Land?
One of the biggest trades of the 2017 offseason came just after the expansion draft. On June 22nd, 2017, the Edmonton Oilers sent 27-year-old right wing Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in exchange for 24-year-old center Ryan Strome. This is obviously a very uneven trade, for many reasons. What We've Seen So Far … Continue reading Why Your Disappointment in Ryan Strome Isn’t His Fault
In almost every trade in sports, a “winner” and “loser” is declared a little while after the news has broken. The NHL is especially notorious for this, specifically when it comes to “1-for-1” trades (a trade where one player is traded for one player evenly with no cash, prospects, picks, or other players involved). This … Continue reading Winner Takes All? : A Deeper Look Into Trades