Found January 07, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
So the lockout is over, well in theory at least. And now begins the speculation that should have happened in September; which team made the biggest and best improvements. For Oil Country the additions of Justin Schultz on the blue line and Nail Yakupov up front gave hope for the next season, but hope for a 29th place team may not amount to much. After all even improving by one place may prove to be a challenge as evidenced by the previous two first overall picks. Continue reading "Reality Check"

Be Careful Who You Share Names With...

((HT: Because you could share the same name as a wanted man north of the border... It happened with Edmonton Oilers winger Ryan Jones... But Jones is actually having to rehab from an eye injury and is out of action until, probably, February... he took a shot to the eye from a puck during a pre-camp conditioning gig... “Somebody took a shot, it deflected...

USA wins gold, Canada fails to medal at World Junior Championships

Team USA claimed gold at the World Junior Championships with an impressive 3-1 win against Sweden. Meanwhile, Canada was dumped out of the tournament in fourth place by falling to Russia 6-5 in OT, failing to win a medal and snapping their streak of 14 consecutive years with hardware.  Honestly, who could have predicted that Canada would stumble out of the tournament as they...
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