While both sides have moved from their starting points in negotiations – Brooks Orpik’s five-year, $27.5 million deal with the Washington Capitals was the starting point for Methot’s camp – the divide remains big enough that trading Methot now looms as a distinct possibility.
School’s back in session for the Oilers; the summer of love is over. And not just the young, not-yet Oilers, either, although they were hard at it during their 4-2 win over the University of Alberta Golden Bears in the annual rookie game Wednesday night at Clare Drake Arena.
A decade’s flown by since Dennis Wideman found himself in the position Sam Bennett does today. Granted, the circumstances were markedly different: Wideman arrived in Missouri as a free-agent signing by the St. Louis Blues. Bennett is an all-eyes-glued-to, hugely-heralded fourth overall selection by the Calgary Flames.
PENTICTON — Brendan Gaunce went to the Canadian national junior camp in Lake Placid, N.Y., in early August, the get-together which prepares the national team for the traditional world junior hockey tournament around Christmas time. Judging by the fact he had four points in two exhibition games on the big international ice surface, you would think Gaunce...
As training camps open around the NHL, the San Jose Sharks have two former captains but neither one wearing the "C" and six teams have new head coaches, while the Toronto Maple Leafs have the same one amid promises of a changing culture.
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