Derek Zona

NHL Contributor

Derek Zona is the only Edmonton Oilers fan marooned in Western Pennsylvania. He spends his time talking about PDO and Fenwick with dumbfounded Penguins fans. He's the Managing Editor of The Copper & Blue and the Leader of The Church Of Kurri.


NHL's Western Conference Continues To Beat Up Eastern Conference

Early in the NHL season, the Western Conference has been crushing the Eastern Conference.

The Arrival Of California Hockey: A Look At The History And The Future Of The Game In The Golden State

In the late 80s early-to-mid 90s, Wayne Gretzky's presence in Los Angeles jump started the creation of a hockey culture in California. 20 years later, the sport has finally carved out a meaningful spot for itself in the state. How did that happen, and where's the ceiling for hockey in the Golden State?

Will The Wild Use Rick Rypien As A Rallying Point?

The Wild have had trouble adapting to Todd Richards' system for a year now, and to say that they've been splintered is an understatement. The Copper & Blue says the Canucks handed the Wild a rally...

Bruins' Special Teams Dominate

Whether it was stellar goaltending on the penalty kill or their own power play lighting the lamp, Stanley Cup of Chowder says the Bruins put it all together tonight: The Bruins rode the stellar...

Caps Power Play Outage Continues

Japers’ Rink worries about the Capitals failing power play and wonders when Mike Green will be back: It’s somewhat shocking that we’re seven games into the season and we’re still talking...

Quick Take: Stars, Lehtonen invert Panthers in 4-1 victory

Donny Rivette of the Litter Box Cats says that an evening of chasing the puck results in a game eerily familiar to Panthers fans: The Panthers were never in this one, failing to find - or more...

Dallas Stars Declaw Panthers; Tom Wandell Scores Twice In 4-1 Victory

The Dallas Stars got back on track as they beat up on the Florida Panthers.  Jamie Benn (three assists) and Tom Wandell (two goals) led the Dallas Stars to a 4-1 win over the Panthers, three days...

Anthony Ast Is Overcoming Diabetes In The WHL

Anthony Ast is only fifteen, but he's already begun his career in the WHL.  The Vancouver Giants have been hit with the injury bug and currently have seven players on the Injured List, including...

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