Oilers fire maligned Peter Chiarelli; Keith Gretzky named interim GM

Peter Chiarelli has been fired as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers and replaced on an interim basis by Keith Gretzky, who was previously Chiarelli's assistant.  Bob Nicholson, CEO and vice-chair of Oilers Entertainment Group, said at Tuesday's news conference that the decision to cut Chiarelli loose was made prior to Tuesday night's 3-2 loss — Edmonton's […]

On anniversary of his trade, Gretzky more focused on hockey's future

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of his stunning trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings on Aug. 9 1988, Wayne Gretzky was more focused on the future of hockey than his own past. Holding a press conference in support of the Hlinka Gretzky Cup under-18 hockey tournament in Edmonton, the […]

Ice hockey legend Gretzky to take up new role at Chinese KHL club

Canadian ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is taking up a role as global ambassador for Chinese club Kunlun Red Star, who compete in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Beijing-based Red Star is China’s only professional ice hockey club, and Gretzky’s role will include helping to develop youth participation in the sport as the Chinese capital […]

Howe, Gretzky, Orr, 3 others get Canada's stamp of approval

Canada Post is honouring some of hockey’s greatest players with its latest NHL collection of postage stamps. The 2017 Canadian Hockey Legends issue includes Maurice (Rocket) Richard, Jean Beliveau, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux, and Wayne Gretzky. Mario Lemieux stamp. (Canada Post/Canadian Press) “The players we immortalized on this year’s stamps redefined hockey over […]

Sidney Crosby is the best hockey player since Gretzky

The Canadian hockey scene first became widely aware of Sidney Crosby 15 years ago at the 2002 Air Canada Cup midget championship in Bathurst, N.B. Crosby was the youngest player in the tournament at 14, playing against kids two and three years older. He still led the tournament in scoring and was named the MVP. He wasn’t […]