May 25, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT
The Edmonton Oil Kings beat the Guelph Storm 6-3 on Sunday to win the 2014 Memorial Cup.
The Oil Kings boast some players likely to become familiar with NHL fans in the near future, possibly even beginning in the 2014-15 season. The biggest standouts include Griffin Reihnart (the fourth pick in 2012 by the New York Islanders) and Henrik Samuelsson (27th overall in the same year by the Phoenix Coyotes), although Edgars Kulda took the tournament MVP.
(Cody Corbett is the player in this post’s main image.)
Here are a few tweets from the game:
Edmonton Oil Kings will win their first Memorial Cup since 1966. All dedicated to the late Kristians Pelss, a beloved former teammate.—
Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) May 25, 2014
What an impressive job by Stonewall product Derek Laxdal as head coach of the Edmonton Oil Kings, who just captured the 2014 Memorial Cup—
Ken Wiebe (@WiebeSunSports) May 25, 2014
Five-point performance by Samuelsson as Oil Kings claim Memorial Cup. Big centre taken 27th in 2012 draft. Canucks took Gaunce 26th. Hmmmm.—
Ben Kuzma (@benkuzma) May 25, 2014
Aug 20, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT
And it was all The Great One’s idea.
Aug 20, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT
He can be an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Aug 20, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT
Recovery from offseason wrist surgery put things in doubt.
Aug 20, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT
He missed most of last season with a torn ACL.
Aug 20, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT
Giroux and Voracek will need someone new to run with them.
Aug 20, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT
Patrick Marleau can coach him through it.
Aug 20, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT
It’s not as good to be the worst anymore.
Aug 20, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT
No real surprise here.
Aug 20, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT
How will he handle the weight of expectation?
Aug 20, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT
Another dramatic development.
Aug 20, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT
“I’m confident in myself and confident I can get back to where I used to be.”
Aug 20, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT
He’ll be reunited with former Boston College teammate Chris Kreider in New York.
Aug 20, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT
The college star could push to make Philly’s blue line right away.
Aug 20, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT
And assigned to a U.S. District Judge in Minnesota.
Aug 20, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
It’s OK Alex, Claude Noel is gone now.
Aug 20, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
They hope to improve on their first round loss to the Rangers.
Aug 19, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT
It’s been a good summer in Dallas.
Aug 19, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT
Yeah, we don’t get it either.
Aug 19, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT
He’s not going out of his way for it, however.
Aug 19, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT
You earn a lot of votes winning a Stanley Cup.
- Captain no more: Sharks strip Thornton of ‘C’ 35
- Tank defense: NHL changes up Draft Lottery format 45
- Fanspeak: Clarke voted greatest Flyer in franchise history 32
- Different tune: Moore hasn’t settled with Bertuzzi, says brother 27
- Rangers win Kevin Hayes sweepstakes 25
- Kovalev compares Subban to Leetch, says he isn’t worth the money 50
- Under pressure: Rick Nash 9
- Wang sells Isles to ex-Caps owner Ledecky 41
- Report: MLSE CEO Leiweke to step down (Update: Leiweke denies move) 6
- Report: Bertuzzi-Moore case settled out of court (Update: Bertuzzi’s lawyer confirms) 35