Things Kevin Lowe said about Glen Sather while on Edmonton Radio

Kevin Lowe was on Edmonton radio recently and spoke about Glen Sather and the Oilers announcement that they will finally be raising a banner for him:

Lowe said (TSN1260):

  • It’s a no brainer to honor Sather.
  • “He is a humble guy and they would prefer that it not happen while they are working and mind you he will still be working but he is taking a step back in terms of the everyday stuff with the Rangers. The timing with the building as well, very fitting, the last year at Rexall. It will be something for fans to look forward to. Very fitting for someone who played for the Oil Kings, played for the Oilers and very responsible for many of the great hockey moments on those teams.”

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Ryan McDonagh was named the second best defensive defenseman

Ryan McDonagh 1The Hockey News, in their list issue, chose Ryan McDonagh as the second best defensive defensemen in the NHL this past season.

Duncan Keith was the top choice with Shea Weber third, Anton Stralman fourth and Jonas Brodin 5th.

At 5 on 5 this season, McDonagh was on the ice for 58 goals for, 48 against, 609 shots on goal for, 630 shots on goal against and 1,099 shot attempts for and 1,159 shot attempts against. (Puckalytics)

McDonagh has started 35.13% of his shifts in the neutral zone, 35.36% in the defensive zone and 29.51% in the offensive zone. (Puckalytics)


Ryan McDonagh’s work ethic and ability to lead by example

Ryan McDonaghFormer backup goalie Cam Talbot said that Ryan McDonagh’s work ethic is what makes him different as a captain. (Daily News)

Talbot said that McDonagh isn’t “the most vocal  guy” but leads by example on the ice. (Daily News)

He said that McDonagh is someone that you look to before a game because of his focus, preparation and seriousness about the task at hand.  (Daily News)


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One of the ways Emerson Etem can beat you

During the playoffs this year, Emerson Etem scored a highlight reel goal where he danced around Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba.

Etem said that he was trying to confuse Trouba who might have thought he was going to the outside.

Former teammate Cam Fowler said that Etem has a “variety of ways that he can beat you, and that was a great one.” (LA Times)

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