With the stretch drive of the NHL season upon us, Tony Brar and Brenden Escott discuss where the Oilers stack up against the rest of the Pacific Division.
Brenden Escott and Tony Brar break down the 2017 NHL trade deadline in a BRAND NEW weekly segment here on BTI called “The Round Table”.
Written with the help of Tony Brar
FINAL SCORE: Sherwood Park Crusaders 4 Bonnyville Pontiacs 1
It was “Fan Appreciation Night” at the Sherwood Park Arena but in the second half of a home-and-home with the Pontiacs, the Cru struggled to put on a show. The first period came out very fast and physical as if there was some leftover angst from last night. The Cru gave up a quality scoring chance seven seconds in but forechecked hard afterward to try to sway momentum. Bonnyville goaltender Robert Jacobson robbed Cam Reagan on a cross-crease save and the Pontiacs surged back in the other direction, drawing a penalty with 8:42 left in the period. The Pontiacs capitalized 25 seconds into the power play to take a 1-0 lead, thanks to Alden Dupuis.
(photo via stjohnsicecaps.com)
The dog days of the NHL season are upon us. It’s that time of year when teams start to look to the farm for injury replacements, fourth line additions or other players deserving of promotion. Be it earned by performance or handed to them by circumstance, these five players are the most deserving of a call-up in the very near future.
(photo via nhl.com)
All-Star weekend has come and gone and as the unofficial halfway point of the NHL season, what better time than now to make some early predictions for how the 2017 playoffs could/should look.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the lack of Canadian content in last year’s postseason. All seven Canadian teams missed out, leading to the lowest rated NHL playoffs in a long, long time.
This season, thanks to a healthy Carey Price, two highly touted draft picks doing damage in their rookie seasons, and a couple pleasant surprises in the Western Conference, all seven Canadian teams are within a point of a playoff spot.
Here’s how the playoff picture would look if the postseason started tomorrow: