Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The New York Islanders are back in the post-season for the first time in three years and they’ve got home ice advantage for the first time since 1988, plus they’re going up against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. If the Islanders have the inside track on anything, it’s through head coach Barry Trotz.Continue reading “Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins”

Oilers: Edmonton Fires GM Peter Chiarelli

To the surprise of no one, the Edmonton Oilers have hired fired general manager Peter Chiarelli. The decision came down late Tuesday after the Oilers dropped lost to the Detroit Red Wings in their last game before the All-Star break. That made it three losses in four nights on home ice. Chiarelli was hired in AprilContinue reading “Oilers: Edmonton Fires GM Peter Chiarelli”

2017-2018 Season Preview: New York Islanders

If nothing else, the New York Islanders will boast an impressive top line in 2017-2018. The club acquired forward Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers and will stick him with John Tavares and winger Anders Lee, who came up with a career-high 34 goals last season. “We’ve played together at the World Juniors when weContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: New York Islanders”

Oilers Trade Jordan Eberle to New York Islanders

The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Ryan Strome. “Obviously, this is a first experience for me,” Eberle said. “It’s been a bit of a whirlwind day. It’s something I’ve never gone through before and it’s a different experience but something I definitely knew wouldContinue reading “Oilers Trade Jordan Eberle to New York Islanders”

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks

When the Edmonton Oilers made the playoffs for the first time in 11 years, people took notice. The young team had arrived. They finally made it. It only took head coach Todd McLellan two seasons to accomplish the feat and the age of Connor McDavid had arrived. And so on. But all the hype willContinue reading “2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks”