Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Edmonton Oilers to Seattle?, More NHL Players Abroad, Prospects Countdown and More

Good AM Hockey fans!

Quite the bluff by Darryl Katz yesterday, no?

For those of you who don't already know, the Edmonton Oilers owner and the team's upper management went on a tour of Seattle's KeyArena on Monday, fueling speculation that he may move the NHL team if he doesn't get an arena deal finalized in Edmonton.

Certainly a timely move by Katz, especially considering the city of Seattle recently approved an arena deal designed to lure a pro team.

In my humble opinion, Seattle is a perfectly desirable, geographically logical market for a franchise. Just no the profitable, histroically significant Oilers. 

Besides, between a lockout and a Canadian team moving, that is a surefire way to provoke riots and utter hatred of the league. 

Not a smart move for anyone. 

Habs and Hockey News

- HabsWorld's always insightful prospect countdown continues with positions 25 to 21. A couple of interesting players took significant drops, including one who might surprise you considering he got a late-season NHL call-up.  

- Elsewhere, Scott Burnside questions whether or not Gary Bettman has the will the lock the players out past the Winter Clasisc.

- Wayne Simmonds and Chris Stewart are headed for Germany. As always, if you are losing track of the amount of NHLers abroad, you should check out TSN's full list.   

- ESPN has a great rundown of various leagues and how to tune in to them.

(Photo via Wikipedia/ compujeramey (Jeramey Jannene))


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