Chris Pronger played almost 30 1/2 minutes in Game 6 and he was gigantic against Rod Brind'Amour and Mark Recchi. That's what Pronger brings. He also brings a shot blocking element which is huge but the big thing is his ability to dominate star players. ...more
What I liked most about the Edmonton Oilers in Game Six was the way they competed. Nobody played for the name on the back of the sweater, they played for the crest on the front. ...more
Heading into Game Six, Pierre highlights three Oilers and three Hurricanes that could be key to their teams' chances of winning. ...more
It was interesting to hear Michael Peca talking about his head coach Craig MacTavish, saying he never had a coach who knew so much about the subtle nuances of the game. ...more
I stood next to the Edmonton Oilers' bench for Game 5, and you could get a real feel for the game plan that head coach Craig MacTavish was using for Edmonton's overtime win. ...more
With Jacques Lemaire, Larry Robinson and Pat Burns winning Stanley Cups in the swamp, it's no surprise that the New Jersey Devils have looked to the Montreal Canadiens once more for their new head coach.
TSN's Pierre McGuire explains. ...more
The Oilers' road to the Stanley Cup Final has been out-working, out-hitting and out-saving their opponents game in and game out.
In Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, it simply went the other way; they were out out-skilled, out-chanced and ultimately outscored on Monday night. The Oilers were dominated by the Carolina Hurricanes in the last 40 minutes of play. ...more
There may be a tendency to overlook Jussi Markkanen because he made everything look so easy, so simple, so composed in Game Three. He was great and he had a lot of defensive support but his composure gave his teammates a lot of confidence. ...more
One of the things that Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish wanted to improve in Game 3 was line matchups, and getting centre Michael Peca up against Rod Brind'Amour was just what Edmonton needed to get back into this series. ...more
"Controlled aggression" is an oxymoron, but with a 2-0 deficit going into Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in Edmonton, it's something the Oilers certainly need.
And to get their physical game going early, they have to draw some inspiration from a raucous sell-out crowd at Rexall Place. TSN Hockey Analyst Pierre McGuire explains as the Oilers and Hurricanes prepare for Saturday's game. ...more
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