Last week Cam Talbot won all three of his starts and turned aside 105 of the 107 shots directed his way - that's a 0.981 save percentage for those who don't want to do the math. Those numbers were good enough for the NHL to name him their first star of the week. Congratulations, Cam.
There was stuff on Twitter and everything, all kinds of threats. [...] And people were saying they hope I get AIDs. All kinds of stupid stuff.Here's example 634,887 of fans on Twitter taking things too far. After Connor McDavid broke his collar bone in a completely accidental play, Brandon Manning, the player who knocked McDavid down, received death threats. I've got to give Manning credit, he's a more understanding person that I would be, going on to say "Canadian fans are passionate, and I don't think it would be any different with Flyers fans if they saw that one of our guys went down like that. So it wasn't a big deal to me."
Joined Adrienne Pan on CBC News in Edmonton last night to talk about the Oilers and the trade deadline. Fun experience being on TV and getting a behind-the-scenes tour of a news broadcast. Clip starts around 6:20.
Joined Lowetide this morning on TSN 1260 to talk Oilers, the trade deadline, adding size to the wings and what to expect this week.
I guess that five goals and 12 assists in 14 games is good. At least good enough to get Connor McDavid named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for the second time this season. For those keeping track at home, he's played two full months this season and won both times.
Patrick Maroon gets Justin Schultz's number 19. So I guess we're not going to retire Schultz's jersey. How quickly we all forget just how big his influence on this franchise was.
Joined Lowetide this morning on TSN 1260 to talk about potential hidden gems, trade deadline deals, and what to expect this week (spoiler: it's not going to be pretty).
Joined Lowetide this morning to discuss potential trade options at the deadline, what type of players the Oilers should target this off-season, what to do with Khaira and reasonable expectations this week.
Sportsnet is reporting that the Oilers will play outdoors next season in Winnipeg. And because people have looked at temperatures in Winnipeg, the game will be played in October. Should be fun.
Was this kid ever not awesome?