Edmonton hasn't finished higher than 6th since 1990. It's reasons like this...
I think it's the other way around. When you're a perennial bottom-dweller, you have to substantially overpay to acquire guys via FA. Unfortunately, now that they've handed out the big contracts to their kids, too, I don't know how sustainable that process is...
He's a big winger, and they need some size. Purcell and Pouliot are both the same skill set they already have, though. Size without intensity isn't worth all that much. But if they can get their third line rolling with Purcell and Pouliot and ??? then that should help them.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Claude Giroux was arrested Tuesday night according to the Ottawa Sun. A source told the Ottawa Sun Giroux was “repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer” and alcohol is believed to be involved.
John Scott signs with the San Jose Sharks, presumably to punch the other 17 skaters in the face if they blow another 3-0 lead.
Also like Setoguchi, also don't see a need for Roy. I think I'm on the record saying Cheap Heatley would be interesting next to Ribeiro, but now, I'd rather see Lessio in over his head than Heatley at any price. Lessio can at least keep up with Gagner in open ice, whereas Heatley and Ribeiro (and a Moss-type 3rd) would be a slow, grindy kind of line. And Whitney's done. Not a single DAL fan wants him back, and that's probably a clue.
Wayne Gretzky could be on his way back to the NHL as an owner, but in an entirely new location.
The New York Post reported Friday that Gretzky has joined a group of investors trying to bring an NHL team to Seattle.
The Post states that Gretzky's group is one of three trying to get a team to the Pacific Northwest, though it's not known if the method would be to buy an existing franchise or set up an expansion team.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman visited Seattle in May, meeting with mayor Ed Murray. An NHL spokesperson confirmed the meeting then and said the commissioner was there getting an update on the status of a new arena being proposed by investor Chris Hansen.
Am I the only one who didn't notice that Gilbert Brule is playing for Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in the KHL?
Sounds like firefighting didn't work out for him.
Poor kid, so many unlucky breaks in his career, not to mention his dad was apparently a major ass. It's too bad too, because I was lucky enough to meet him once and he seemed like the coolest, most laid back dude.