As the hockey world says their prayers for Gordie Howe, 86, who is in a major battle now after suffering a serious stroke, everybody says the same thing: this is one tough guy, who has lived his life with grace and dignity, but also with a huge helping of strong will going back to when he was in his 20s, even when he was in his 60s, and still on the ice. 891 more words
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Edmonton Oilers hopeful that Luke Gazdic and Viktor Fasth will be cleared to play shortly, but Nikita Nikitin to miss second straight game
Leon Draisaitl laughs when asked if he feels way older now that he’s turned 19 Monday. “Yeah, my back’s sore,” joked the Edmonton Oilers’ teenager, who’ll play the Montreal Canadiens, which will be his ninth NHL game–the maximum allowed or a junior player burns a year of his entry-level contract. 789 more words
Monday is a big day for Leon Draisaitl. The rookie Oilers centre turns 19, but much more importantly he’ll play the ninth game of his career this evening against the Montreal Canadiens. 815 more words
“Good morning, bonjour!” was how Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins greeted the assembled media Monday morning.
And, with the Canadiens in town to play the Oilers, it was quite an assembly, as these things go around the NHL. 232 more words