The Edmonton Oilers have not been a good team in almost a decade. But general manager Craig MacTavish thinks he has “a compelling story to tell” when trying to lure free agents to the Alberta city.
“Our story is quite compelling,” MacTavish said, per the Edmonton Journal. “We’re going into a beautiful new building. It’s going to be a spectacular structure. We’re well down the road in the rebuild and the building’s been full through it all.
“This is going to turn, and players have a chance to get in on the ground-floor. I believe we have a very good story to tell.”
This is pure speculation, but would Brian Boyle, 29, make sense for the Oilers? The big forward is looking for “more responsibility” than the fourth-line role he was given in the playoffs with the Rangers, while MacTavish is looking for “second, third-line forwards” who are “in their 20s” and can support the young talent the club has drafted during its rebuild.
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Here’s an easy way to remember how to spell Shayne Gostisbehere’s maddening last name (and even his first name can trip you up).
Ghost-is-be-here, without the h.
Not too bad, right?
If you’re more of the slogan type, it’s getting to be the point where “Tough to spell, tougher to stop” may be a pretty good one-liner.
The Philadelphia Flyers phenom has made a habit of scoring overtime game-winning goals on the power play lately. Friday’s version was the decisive tally in a 3-2 OT win against the Nashville Predators, which you can watch up top.
As you can see in comparing that goal with the one below (which made the difference against the Carolina Hurricanes), opposing coaches may want to make it a point to emphasize stopping this setup, even if it means writing “Don’t let that Ghost kid free.”
All three of his goals are on the power play so far.
Will he breathe life back into the Flyers’ man advantage at this rate?
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins