Seven of the NHL’s 31 arenas are based in Canada, traversing the country from Vancouver on the western coast all the way to Montreal in the east. During the hockey season, these stadia are often buzzing with excitement and anticipation as thousands of ardent supporters flock to see their favourite teams in action.
July first has come and gone. Edmonton had very little spending money, which was probably a good thing. They picked up a few half decent pieces during free agency, and didn’t massively overspend on depth moves, which I think some fans were anticipating.
Looking at Jesse Puljujarvi, you see that wide, youthful grin, and it’s east for non-Oilers fans overlook the disappointing season he had last year with the team that drafted him 4th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
The swirling hell pit of NHL trade rumours has once again set it’s sights on the Edmonton Oilers.
Not too long ago, it was passed around in hockey circles that Peter Chiarelli was ‘actively shopping’ the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.