Edmonton - Oct. 18, 2015: On the strength of goals from Connor McDavid, Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov, the Edmonton Oilers registered their first win of the 2015-16 season with a 5-2 drubbing of the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. The four former first overall picks combined to score all five of the Oilers goals while combining for nine points. FULL STORY
Calgary - Jun. 26, 2015: The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins on Friday in exchange for a first-round pick and two second-round picks in the 2015 NHL Draft.
The Bruins will receive the Nos. 15, 45 and 52 draft picks for Hamilton, who turned 22 on June 17 and comes off a season in which he set career highs with 10 goals and 42 points in 72 games. He is set to become a restricted free agent on July 1. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Apr. 5, 2015: While an injury to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins left the Edmonton Oilers scrambling for a centre prior to their tilt with the Calgary Flames, one that ultimately produced a 4-0 loss, the fact Todd Nelson decided to use Taylor Hall as his first line centre was rather perplexing. It may have been the easy move to make but it was also the wrong one. Something tells me this was not all on the head coach, as this organization seems unwilling to give up on the notion of using Hall at centre. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Mar. 23, 2015: The National Hockey League is now in the home stretch heading towards the Stanley Cup Playoffs. While fans in Edmonton and Toronto, have little to cheer about these days - there is still very meaningful hockey being played in a number of Canadian cities. The Montreal Canadiens under the stellar play of Carey Price have a good shot to be the top seeded team in the Eastern Conference. Andrew Hammond and the Ottawa Senators have been the Cinderella story of the league with a great push for a playoff spot. It is hard not to want to see them make it in. FULL STORY
Windsor - Mar. 14, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs started a three game road trip in Calgary Friday night and got beat by a score of 6-3. This one was over in the first period. All Calgary did was score four goals, including not one, but two short handed goals. On the bright side, the lone Leafs’ goal of the period was scored by Richard Panik on a power play. Calgary’s top line of Sean Monahan, Jiri Hudler, and Johnny Gaudreau combined for nine points in the game, and to no one’s surprise were named the three stars of the game. FULL STORY
Calgary - Nov. 23, 2015: It was the summer of 2013, and the St. Louis Blues found themselves with a glut of defencemen. To clear roster and salary space, they decided to place Kris Russell on waivers.
Russell wasn’t a mystery man, he was a 26-year-old veteran of more than 350 NHL games, a known commodity to NHL teams.
All of those teams, given the chance to acquire his rights at no asset cost, passed
New York - Oct. 25, 2015: The New York Rangers acquired goalie Antti Raanta during the offseason hoping he could duplicate what Cam Talbot did as the backup goalie the past two seasons.
Raanta is delivering the goods so far.
Making his second start of the season, Raanta made 22 saves and the Rangers got goals from forwards FULL STORY
Tampa Bay - Oct. 23, 2015: If there is a more compelling off-ice story line in the NHL this season than the future of Steven Stamkos, we’ve yet to find it.
With the Calgary Flames, a projected team on the rise, stumbling early, Sportsnet’s Mark Spector reported Wednesday that Calgary general manager Brad Treliving spoke with Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman about the possibility of a trade.
Calgary - Oct. 18, 2015: Connor McDavid had two goals and an assist to help the Edmonton Oilers to a 5-2 victory against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday in Todd McLellan's first win as Oilers coach.
"Best game yet, I think, from Connor," McLellan said. "He made an impact throughout the night. Had an impact on the score sheet, probably could've had more of an impact there even with some of the chances he had. I thought he finally let himself go and gave himself permission. FULL STORY
Winnipeg - Oct. 17, 2015: Dustin Byfuglien was the difference maker in the Jets' 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday.
The defenceman pokechecked Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau near Calgary's blue line, got the puck and went down the boards and around defenceman Dennis Wideman before firing a sharp-angle, low shot that beat netminder Karri Ramo to make the score 2-1 with 1:28 remaining in regulation. FULL STORY