Somewhere out there in hockey coach exile, Bob Hartley is quite possibly giggling to himself. Fired after last season because management no longer could motivate the Calgary Flames, Hartley now watches from a safe distance as his old team stumbles out of the gate to start the 2016-17 season. It'
Opposing players are starting to take note of what could finally be significant improvement from the Edmonton Oilers. Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist as the Oilers won their second straight game in a strong start to the season, defeating the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Thursday night. ''
EDMONTON • Todd McLellan has moved on and the Blues have a different look this season, but the Edmonton coach says the game plan against them remains the same. McLellan spent seven seasons in San Jose, where the matchups between his Sharks and the Blues were heavy-hitting battles. Now in his second season