Are you all still with me on the east coast? As I’m sure most of you have a snow day today, this is the perfect time to sit back, sip some hot chocolate and take a spin around the hockey world. In today’s look, we’ll take a look at the frustration level in Edmonton, a rare event in Boston and much more.
Let’s get started, shall we?
Top Hockey News Of The Day – January 4th
– The Edmonton Oilers are 17-20-3 and nine points out of a playoff spot. For a team with such high expectations, with Connor McDavid leading the way, this is flat out unacceptable. Sadly, this is nothing new in the Daryl Katz era, where the Oilers have floundered year after year while the owner turns a blind eye. I wrote an open letter to Mr. Katz for The Oilers Rig.
– Speaking of the snowstorm on the east coast, tonight’s Boston Bruins Vs. Florida Panthers tilt at the TD Garden has been postponed. While the snow isn’t terrible here yet, the streets of Boston are already flooding. Those flooded streets include Causeway Street, where the Garden is located. It simply isn’t safe enough. More from the Boston Herald.
– When the Edmonton Oilers traded Taylor Hall to New Jersey for Adam Larsson, many believe that Peter Chiarelli gaffed by not talking to other teams and trying to get a beter return for the All-Star forward. One part of that may be wrong, as it appears Chiarelli did talk to other teams. While the return would have been worse, Darren Dreger told TSN1260 in Edmonton that the Oilers and Senators were close to a Taylor Hall for Cody Ceci deal. More from Chris Nichols of Fanrag Sports.
– What if the NHL was stopping mid-season for the Olympics? What if NHL players were allowed to go? How would the roster of, say, the United States, Canada and Sweden look then? ESPN takes a look at what some of the rosters would have looked like had NHL’ers been allowed to go to the games.