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54 min ago | Oil On Whyte

Oilers Season Preview Pt. 5: The Top Line

Mar 18, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins skates against the Nashville Predators during the second period at Rexall Place. Edmonton Oilers won 5-1.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, NHL Players, Craig MacTavish

1 hr ago | American Reporter

On Native GroundAMERICA Pays Dearly for Piling on Russia in '89

The lights are strung and the banners are hung. The Pepsi Center is ready for the Democratic National Convention, which starts Monday and runs through Thursday.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche

3 hrs ago | Daily Camera

Avs' Siemens hopes this is his year

Colorado Avalanche prospect Duncan Siemens was the fourth defenseman picked in the 2011 NHL draft, at No. 11. That's NHL-or-bust territory and, based on other Avs picked in the first round from 2009 to 2013, as well as first-round defensemen picked in his draft class, Siemens is a step behind.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O'Reilly, Nick Holden, Adam Foote, NHL Players

5 hrs ago | Gone Puck Wild

Wild Training Camp Roster Announced

Jan 28, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella and Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund and Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville celebrate after a goal scored by Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period at the Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports The Minnesota Wild training camp roster for the 2014-15 season was announced today .


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Marco Scandella, NHL Players

6 hrs ago | Mile High Sticking

Colorado Avalanche Rookies: 1st Day at Camp

The Colorado Avalanche resumed their tradition of holding a rookie training camp before the regular training camp. In previous years, they held only the prospects camp in the summer, which did not include skating.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Duncan Siemens, Colorado Avalanche, Joey Hishon, NHL Players

7 hrs ago | Arctic Ice Hockey

Winnipeg Jets Storm Back to Win Game 3 of Penticton Young Stars Tournament

The Winnipeg Jets outscored the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 in the shoutout, to win game three of the Penticton Young Stars Tournament. The Jets controlled most of the first period.


Related Topix: Sports, Darnell Nurse, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Edmonton Oilers

8 hrs ago |

Young Stars showing proves Bennett and Gaudreau more than ready for Flames camp

Getting his first peek at Calgary Flames prospects in game action, the Adirondack Flames skipper is sorting out things in a hurry. "First impressions are often the best ones," Huska said this morning after preparations for today's tourney-closing contest - 6:30 p.m. MT - against the Vancouver Canucks at the South Okanagan Events Centre as part of the Young Stars Classic.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames, NHL Players

12 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

NHL player survey: Detroit Red Wings' Mike Babcock is No. 1 coach

The NHL says it isn't in expansion mode, but if top players had their way, they would like to see franchises added to Seattle and Quebec City.


Related Topix: Sports, Mike Babcock, NHL Players, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division, Joel Quenneville, Colorado Avalanche, Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty

13 hrs ago | Sabre Noise

Buffalo Sabres Captain - Do We Need One?

Mar 20, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Buffalo Sabres starting lineup during the National Anthem between the Edmonton Oilers and the Buffalo Sabres at Rexall Place. Buffalo Sabres won 3-1.


Related Topix: Sports, Brian Gionta, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Buffalo Sabres, NHL Northeast Divison, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, P.K Subban, Tomas Plekanec

13 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

Cult of Hockey: Big Yak should push Draisaitl for job on the OIlers

Almost certainly one big young rookie centre is going to make the Edmonton Oilers this October, but it's increasingly clear that there will be stiff competition for that job. Skilled and lanky Bogdan Yakimov followed up a strong development camp in Jasper with a sensational game against the Calgary Flames rookies on Saturday night in the Okanagan Young Guns tournament.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Edmonton Oilers, Darnell Nurse, Anton Lander, Mark Arcobello, Bogdan Yakimov, NHL Players

14 hrs ago | Gone Puck Wild

Lemaire You Know: Why Isn't Anyone Talking About Kuemper and Niederreiter?

Oct 28, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter tapes his stick prior to the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports We're so close.


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Marco Scandella, NHL Players, Jared Spurgeon, NHL Western Conference

15 hrs ago | Mile High Hockey

Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL September 15th, 2014

What to Watch for Next Season - The Colorado Avalanche should be an exciting team to watch next season, if only for the unpredictability of their players. It seemed just about everything went right for the Avs last year, which allowed them to make the playoffs with ease.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, Mason Geertsen, NHL Players, Nathan MacKinnon

15 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

The cult of Andrew Ference: Community involvement comes naturally for Oilers captain

Check out pictures from the Kaleido Family Arts Festival held Sept. 13, 2014 on Alberta Avenue.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Edmonton Oilers, Andrew Ference, NHL Players

17 hrs ago |

Canucks prospects hoping to impress new GM, coach

The 19-year-old left-winger was selected by the Vancouver Canucks 24th overall at the 2013 draft when Mike Gillis was the team's general manager and John Tortorella was its head coach. Shinkaruk was among the final cuts at training camp last season before being returned to the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers, where he suffered a hip injury that eventually ended his year.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Bo Horvat, Vancouver Canucks, Nicklas Jensen, NHL Players, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Cory Schneider

21 hrs ago | New York Post

Phil Falcone may ditch Minnesota Wild for Islanders stake

Minnesota Wild co-owner Phil Falcone might quit his hockey-crazed home state to make a play for the New York Islanders, The Post has learned. The beleaguered hedge fund mogul and former Harvard hockey player has been mulling selling his minority ownership in the Wild with the goal of becoming an eventual owner of the Islanders, sources said.


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Flame For Thought

Josh Jooris, Re-Introducing Your Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley had to be impressed with the performance of Josh Jooris from Friday September 12th's Young Stars game. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports In the opening game of the Young Stars Tournament, the player that stole my attention was #86 Josh Jooris.


Related Topix: Sports, Josh Jooris, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Calgary Flames, Markus Granlund

Blackout Dallas

Is Jamie Benn the Best LW in the NHL?

Dec 14, 2013; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn celebrates after he scores against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports Recently, the experts at voted Jamie Benn as the top left-wing in the NHL right now.


Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, Jamie Benn, NHL Hockey, NHL Players, NHL Pacific Division, Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers

Vancouver Sun

Canuck prospect Jordan Subban enjoying life being P.K.'s little brother

Fascinators made a special appearance today at the 69th annual B.C. Derby at Hastings Racecourse as men and women dug deep into their closet for their best attire. This event marks the 125th anniversary of horse racing in B.C. and guests were treated to a large birthday cake to honour the milestone.


Related Topix: Sports, Jordan Subban, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Vancouver Canucks

Daily Camera

Avalanche rookie camp takes to the ice

Colorado Avalanche C Joseph Blandisi battles for the puck with D Duncan Siemens during rookie camp practice last year on September 10, 2013 at Family Sports. Fans will get their first chance to see this year's first-round draft pick, Conner Bleackley, on skates Monday at 9:45 a.m. at Family Sports Center.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Duncan Siemens, Colorado Avalanche, NHL Players, Chris Bigras, Ryan O'Reilly, Joey Hishon

Gone Puck Wild

Traverse City Day 2: Folin's OT Goal and Minnesota Wild Prospects Update

The 2014 Traverse City Prospect Tournament is through the second day and the Minnesota Wild prospects are 1-1, after a Christian Folin overtime goal put them over the St. Louis Blues yesterday. The tournament opened in Traverse City on Friday with the Wild facing off against the Columbus Blue Jackets.


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Central Division