From the Newsletter: Re-ranking Canada’s seven NHL teams

From the Newsletter: Re-ranking Canada’s seven NHL teams

It’s fair to say the first two-plus months of the NHL season have been tumultuous for Canada’s seven NHL teams. There’s been a lot of good. Both Vancouver and Edmonton have led the Pacific Division at one point or another; the Connor McDavid-Leon Draisaitl combo is 1-2 in NHL scoring; the Jets have been on an absolute tear of late; Ottawa has shown positive signs and holds non-playoff San Jose’s first-rounder; and at one point Montreal was making a case as Canada’s best. There’s bee

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-12-13

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Mikko Koskinen has been good, but is he the long-term answer in Edmonton?

Mikko Koskinen has emerged as the man in Oil Country this season. But as Edmonton continues to contend, is Koskinen long-term starter material? The post Mikko Koskinen has been good, but is he the long-term answer in Edmonton? appeared first on TheHockeyNews.

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2019-12-13

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NHL insiders: Edmonton Oilers have a 65% or 20% or 0% chance of acquiring Taylor Hall

NHL insiders: Edmonton Oilers have a 65% or 20% or 0% chance of acquiring Taylor Hall

What's clear is that Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils is on the trading block and may well be moved in the next few days before the NHL's Dec. 19 Christmas trading freeze. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-12-13

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Timely Save: Oilers Need a Few

Timely Save: Oilers Need a Few

Every NHL player has a role. Offensive guys need to score. Most bottom six forwards kill penalties. You have puck moving defenders who are supposed to start the rush and defenders who are asked to play sound defensively and limit scoring chances, and you have goalies. Their job is pretty clear. Stop the puck. Some nights the scorers don’t score, the checkers and penalty killers miss an assignment, the D-men miss a key pass or make a bad read, and some nights the goalies allow a softy. It happ

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-12-13

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Willis: How should the Oilers solve their goalie problems?

It took longer than expected for the Oilers to run into goaltending problems.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-12-13

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NHL weekend betting preview: McDavid hosts hometown Leafs

NHL weekend betting preview: McDavid hosts hometown Leafs

Find line reports, best bets, and subscribe to push notifications in the Betting News section It's been a wild week in the NHL with two more coaches fired, the Washington Capitals beating the Boston Bruins in a meeting between two of the league's best teams, and Carter Hart submitting his entry for save of the season. Things won't slow down this weekend, either. We've got a meeting between Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews, the Montreal Canadiens playing their final home game of 2019, and the

Source: The Score
Date: 2019-12-13

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Truth By Numbers: Where Nathan MacKinnon fits in world’s best player debate

Truth By Numbers: Where Nathan MacKinnon fits in world’s best player debate

After the 2017-18 season when Taylor Hall took home the Hart Trophy, some voters decided Connor McDavid wasn’t worthy of it because his team missed the playoffs. But in giving it to Hall, voters also had to overlook another player: Nathan MacKinnon. Overall, MacKinnon had slightly bigger overall impacts than Hall did that year, and like Hall his team made the playoffs. Without canvasing the voters, the prevailing thought at the time was that Hall had to carry the Devils to the post-season bec

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-12-13

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Bear and a first for Hall? Are 106 AHL games too much?

Bear and a first for Hall?  Are 106 AHL games too much?

Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images I’ve been talking with John Fischer from the Devil’s site Allaboutthejersey about what it would take to get Taylor Hall. Here was part one. I made a few followup questions. 1. Oil don’t have $6 million in cap space.. would the devil’s be willing to take on salary (eg. we include Brandon Manning or Sam Gagner)? The Devils may actually be willing to take some salary back. They have $6 million in cap space so provided it is not a player with a lo

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-12-13

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Just Out of Reach (of my two empty arms)

Just Out of Reach (of my two empty arms)

Ethan Bear made an inspired pass to Connor McDavid on the tying goal last night, but the Edmonton Oilers couldn’t hold the lead and have now lost three in a row for the first time all season. It’s a test for the upstart Oilers, who said goodbye to first place and could slide more by this time next week. No one said it was going to be easy and this club is once again firmly entrenched in the school of hard knocks. What was the problem last night? How much time do you have? THE ATHLETIC!

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-12-13

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Hot Links: Friday, December 13

Hot Links: Friday, December 13

not pictured as Oscar Klefbom #77 and goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Edmonton Oilers look on during the third period of the game at Xcel Energy Center on December 12, 2019 in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Oilers 6-5. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images Oilers donate points in Minnesota, Mike Smith’s struggles continue, Morning, folks. Welp. It’s happening. First off, apologize for the sporadic link coverage this week. I was under the weather for most of the week and did

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-12-13

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