THN’s standings predictions for 2010/11 season are out

By , August 18, 2010 9:15 am

The Hockey News releases their predictions for the 2010-11 year

The Hockey News releases their predictions for the 2010-11 year

Credit to Lowetide for his article that mentioned this (must give credit where due): the new Hockey News issue is out, complete with predictions for the standings. They predict another bleak year for Edmonton, finishing last.

Agree, or disagree?

I honestly have a tough time seeing a bunch of kids coming in making an impact in year one. But I think the season’s success (or lack of) really relies on some factors: Continue reading 'THN’s standings predictions for 2010/11 season are out'»

NHL to test proposed rule changes tomorrow and Thursday

By , August 17, 2010 3:10 pm
NHL experimenting with new rules...

NHL experimenting with new rules...

Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the NHL will be putting to test some proposed rule changes during the the 2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp in Toronto. Some of the top prospects for the 2011 Entry Draft will be present, including current number one ranked prospect (by ISS) Sean Couturier of the Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL).

The NHL will test more than a dozen rules, including some face-off variations, a hybrid icing rule (hybrid of no-touch and touch icing) and a no-line changes for offsides rule (similar to the icing rule), amongst other rules.

Here’s a bit of info on some of the proposed rule changes being tested: Continue reading 'NHL to test proposed rule changes tomorrow and Thursday'»


By , August 10, 2010 2:31 pm


Hidden in the latest Oilers news regarding the new Rogers Sportsnet agreement was this little gem:

This agreement will also mean Oilers and Flames fans will no longer have to rely on Pay-Per-View broadcasts in order to view games not otherwise being broadcast.

Well that’s just peachy.

Arbitrator has deemed the Devils unworthy.

By , August 9, 2010 4:06 pm

Merely a flesh wound...

Well, well, well…

With previous contracts setting precedence, I did not expect the NHL to win out on the blocking of Kovalchuk’s contract with the New Jersey Devils, but an arbitrator has ruled in their favor. Back to the drawing board for the Devils and Kovy, and perhaps the Kings will take another stab at the talented winger.

Great result in my opinion, but I am surprised. Things will surely be more black and white in the next CBA. Well, one would hope.

The Edmonton Sun is reporting that 4 more contracts are now under review after a ruling that favored the NHL. Those newly named are Luongo, Hossa, Pronger, and Savard.

Oilers sign Reddox

By , August 9, 2010 10:18 am

Reddox re-signs

As per the Oilers website:

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with left-winger Liam Reddox on a one-year contract.

Reddox, 24, played 70 games with the Springfield Falcons last season collecting 35 points (18G,17A). He also appeared in nine games with the Oilers posting two assists.

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