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Can Ken Holland turn the Edmonton Oilers around?

By Matthew Beaupré, May 17 2019— Front office moves in sports are often hard to assess in the moment and the hiring of Ken Holland as General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers is no different. Holland’s track record makes him a Holy Grail of NHL GMs, in league with Lou Lamoriello and GM wunderkind Steve…

NHL needs to bring back Nordiques

By Kristy Koehler, December 18 2018 — The National Hockey League grew by one team in 2017, holding an expansion draft and setting up shop in Sin City with the Vegas Golden Knights. More importantly, Canadians collectively lamented being passed over in favour of yet another American team. As Canadian hockey fans, we love to…

Nashville gives Canadian fans something to cheer for

By David Song, June 2, 2017 –  Though no Canadian team is currently vying for the Stanley Cup, this year’s NHL Final gives fans north of the border something to cheer for. For the first time, the Nashville Predators are representing the Western Conference in the Final. They are confronting the Eastern Conference giant and…

Canadian teams have playoff potential

By David Song, March 21 2017 — Last year, not one of Canada’s seven National Hockey League teams made the postseason, generating speculation over the well-being of Canadian hockey. This season has rendered that debate moot, with multiple teams north of the border poised to enter the 2017 playoffs. With a dramatic 4–3 shootout victory…

Calgary Flames face woes in early season

By David Song, November 22 2016 — As of Nov. 22, the Calgary Flames hold a disappointing 8–10–1 record, sloshing around in the Pacific Division’s basement alongside the Vancouver Canucks and Arizona Coyotes. Adding insult to injury, star forward Johnny Gaudreau suffered a broken finger on Nov. 15 and could miss several weeks. A season…

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