by Kolby Solinsky White Cover Magazine Consider this: everyone’s ripping the Edmonton Oilers for their ineptitude, rightfully so, and adding their draft embarrassment to that pile. Specifically, that the Oil had three straight No. 1 picks and have failed to make the playoffs once in three years since their last one. But how many of […]Read more "The Edmonton Oilers Have To Trade Nail Yakupov"
This is such an Edmonton thing. That flaccid franchise stranded in the middle of Alberta – stranded both physically and in the context of the league it pretends to compete in – has a history of destroying its own products through its own doing, and then blaming it on the folks it boots from the […]Read more "Will the Edmonton Oilers Ever Figure It Out?"
———————————————————— by Puck Hockey Correspondent and Occasional Shakespeare Character, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— Admit it. Kaspars Daugavins. Nail Yakupov. This Ilya Kovalchuk thing from 2001. You love all of it. You love Don Cherry, too, even if Cherry (definitely) hates all this stuff. Why? Well, because Cherry is as bombastic and outspoken and flair-driven as the Russian […]Read more "Admit It. You Love Kaspars Daugavins, Don’t You?"
———————————————————— by Kolby Solinsky Editor, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— The minute that five-minute overtime ended, the game was over. The minute you realized the Sedin Twins had made their last appearance, that Roberto Luongo was valiant in defeat but not in shootout defeat, that Dale Weise had played almost the entire third period on the Canucks’ […]Read more "Vancouver Goes Up 2-0, Then Plays for the Shootout, and Loses to Edmonton"
———————————————————— by Puck Hockey Correspondent and Comedic Shakespeare Character, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— 1. Sven Baertschi — Calgary Flames If you don’t live in Calgary, your first question is, “Who?” Playing with the Portland Winterhawks last year, Baertschi only racked up 94 points in 47 games. Then, he scored three goals in a five-game stint with […]Read more "2013 Calder Trophy Prediction: Sven Baertschi"
———————————————————— by Kolby Solinsky Editor, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— So, you have to pick a rookie, eh? The best drafts make that a clause. Reserve one Utility spot for a rookie, your anal-ized league moderator says. It’s enough to get you excited and then ripe to make you panic. How early do you take a rookie?!? What […]Read more "Fantasy Hockey: Which Rookie Should You Draft in 2013?"
Oh, Edmonton. We have so many questions for you, and not just the one about, “Hey, can you not win the least amount of games this season?” (*Yes, we know that technically belonged to Columbus, and we’re glad they didn’t have the number one pick to ruin another Russian’s career launch like they did with […]Read more "Dear Edmonton, Can You Trade Sam Gagner Now?"
St. Michael. He cast Satan out of Paradise. (Photo “courtesy” of TSN.ca) There you have it, Canada. Your “dreams” came true, only a day too late. Because, now that the best player in the world not playing in the NHL is “out indefinitely,” the only losers are us… again. Nail Yakupov – the undisputed number […]Read more "Nail Yakupov Out Indefinitely"
The only thing missing is an Ennio Morricone soundtrack. (Photo “courtesy” of Getty Images and WashingtonPost.com) It’s amazingly difficult to write World Junior “articles” as a Canadian after Canada loses. Why? No matter how many times I say, “I’m not biased,” you won’t believe me. And, it’s probably not true. I can’t help but be […]Read more "All-WJC: Sweden/Russia a Battle of the Uglies"