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Welcome to Center Ice Chat’s Top 5, an irregular series ranking performances this season. In this post, we rank not performance of hockey, but the team’s culture. More specifically, mascots. We take a look at the Top 5 mascots out and about in the NHL. The rankings are obscure and represent the entertainment value and history of each mascot.
The 1967 Toronto Maple Leafs pose for a photo op after winning the Stanley Cup. Leafs Nation is in desperate need to even come with a Conference Semifinals.
5. Toronto Maple Leafs
The Leafs are obviously on a strong, strong start to the season. Plagued by goalie problems, Toronto has found a way to win the games against the weaker teams. But against the dominant teams, there have been break downs.
The Leafs are the top of seven Canadian teams and are on a drought since 1967 from claiming the Stanley Cup. Additionally, a Leafs’ championship would result a third consecutive year for an Original Six team.
4. Dallas Stars
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The Edmonton Oil Kings were proud to select in the first round of the 2011 CHL import draft Martin Gernat, a Slovakian player who had just been drafted in the fifth round by the Edmonton Oilers. Being a fifth round pick, expectations were low going into this season but Gernat may be out to prove just how much the amateur scouting of the Oilers has improved since Stu MacGregor has...
If there is one team we all watch on Center Ice it has to be the Edmonton Oilers. There is no doubt the Oilers are young, fast, and ridiculously exciting to watch. They are so deep with young talent I have no doubt that I will be visiting Edmonton in the next 3-5 years for another Stanley Cup Final. No doubt. There are many great stories surrounding these Oilers. *The return of Ryan Smy...
Oilers lose 3-0 to Red Wings
The Edmonton Oilers continue their challenging first road trip of November. This trip will see the Oilers play three of the four past four Stanley Cup champions. The Oilers of course didn’t fare well against the Boston Bruins on Thursday and the results of the game against the Red Wings could be seen as better for a number of reasons.Continue reading...
I've started gathering information for the winter top 20 (it'll start later this month) and it should be fun this time around. Plenty of movement and all that, although the top 5 should be familiar. Here's a quick update on the summer 20Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: A wonderful start to his NHL career (16, 7-6-13 +1) and he's shown a nice range of skills. Miles from what he...
from John Kreiser of NHL.com, The surprising Edmonton Oilers have gotten a lot of attention because of young stars like Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. However, it’s 38-year-old goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin who’s been the biggest difference between the team that finished 30th in the standings in 2010-11 and the one that takes a Northwest Division-leading 9-4-2 mark into...
DETROIT -- The Red Wings cracked the Bulin Wall Friday night.
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin came into the game leading all goalies with a 0.98 goals-against average.
Yet it was Wings goalie Jimmy Howard who made 24 saves and earned the shutout in the Wings' 3-0 victory over the young Oilers.
It was Howard's league-leading third shutout this season.
Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a rookie sensation that has inspired some sensational analysis. Like drawing comparisons to a young Wayne Gretzky. Or anything said about The Nuge during a CBC broadcast of an Oilers game; we're pretty sure the last time he was on, they claimed his blood is a cure for the hantavirus.
So inspiring is Nugent-Hopkins that there'...
Playing against the Red Wings hasn't been a fun activity over the years. Bill Gadsby (in photo) was an effective defender in his era, and the man Lidstrom is effective in his own way in the modern era. Lidstrom--whose reputation rivals DiMaggio's in his time--and other important Red Wing players have a major issue to deal with--age. When I was young, Detroit was a clearing...
The Edmonton Oilers have stumbled a bit since posting six wins in a row for the first time in over nine years.
The Chicago Blackhawks seem to be clicking on all cylinders following a season-worst three-game skid.
Hoping to avoid a third consecutive defeat for the first time this season, the Oilers conclude a six-game road trip seeking a third straight win at the United Center on...
The Edmonton Oilers are in the midst of four straight matchups with Original Six foes and will continue a six-game road trip Friday night against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.
Jonathan Toews and Steve Montador each scored twice to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 on Sunday night for their third straight victory. Duncan Keith had a goal and assist for Chicago (11-4-3), which handed Edmonton its third consecutive loss. Daniel Carcillo capped the scoring with an empty-net goal.
With a two-week, six-game road trip looming, the Chicago Blackhawks look to leave town with a third consecutive win under their collective belt as they face the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night at the United Center.
The Edmonton Oilers will try to avoid their first three- game losing streak of the season when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at the United Center.