No Problem With The T.J. Oshie Trade
from Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
I have no problem with the Blues’ decision to trade forward T.J. Oshie to Washington for power forward Troy Brouwer plus a goaltending prospect and a third-round draft pick.
I never really understood Oshie’s elevated status here, and the star treatment that came with it. Not that this was all Oshie’s doing, but he personified the Blues’ celebrity culture, and the attitude of self-entitlement that permeated th...
How About An NHL Team In Proctor, Minnesota?
At Monday’s city council meeting, Proctor City Counselor Travis White introduced two resolutions. The first included bringing an NHL franchise to Proctor, the second addressing the need to build a stadium for that franchise.
Back in May, White made a similar proposal, that time hoping to bring an NFL team to Proctor.
He said much of the skepticism surrounding that idea was followed up with suggestions that hockey would be a better fit for the area than football....
Flawed Front Office In Vancouver
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
We understand we set impressive new standards for back flipping last week — give Jim Benning a chance; he did what? GAWWWKKKK — but there was something about the cumulative effect of the Canucks’ moves that didn’t exactly inspire confidence.
There’s no need to recap them here. But, one after the other, it seems the team was either trading assets for 70 cents on the dollar or firing capable and devoted Canucks. It...
The Connor McDavid Hype
from Connor McDavid of Sportsnet,
There have been plenty of great players over the years, but what always separated them from the merely good one was their ability to sense the moment. The intelligence to know when it was time for a truly superior performance, and the wherewithal to be the best player on the ice that night — that’s what set the Gretzkys, Messiers, Lemieuxs and Crosbys apart.
Connor McDavid is not there yet, OK? No one is saying that he is.
But, in his...