Henrik Lundqvist Is Not King Without a Ring

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He’s one of the best goalies in the National Hockey League. He’s an Olympic champion, a winner of the Vezina Trophy and he currently holds three NHL records and five records as a goaltender for the New York Rangers. But despite all of Henrik Lundqvist’s proven achievements, he has yet to achieve ultimate NHL glory; […] READ MORE


Oilers Should Hold On To Todd Nelson

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The Edmonton Oilers have wasted no time swooshing checkmarks onto the team’s 2015 off-season to-do-list. Win the draft lottery: Check. Give more power to Bob Nicholson and less to Kevin Lowe: Check; Swoosh! Hire Peter Chiarelli as the new general manager: Check. Hire a respectable and NHL-proven head coach: Check. Any moment now the Oilers […] READ MORE


Don’t Count the Flames Out Too Soon

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This year’s underdog has a vicious bite. Just ask the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks—teams the 2014-2015 Calgary Flames have wounded, defeated and left behind in their unrelenting and unfathomable pursuit of success and victory. First of all, the Flames defied all logic and odds, battling and clawing their way into the […] READ MORE


Crosby: A ‘Crybaby’ No More

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Remember when people called Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby a crybaby? I’m sure there are some who still do—just like there are people who still go to New Kids on the Block concerts—but you don’t hear Crosby being called a whiner or a crybaby very much anymore. Yes, calling Crosby a crybaby used to be […] READ MORE


Nail Yakupov Is Bent, Not Broken

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It’s all about confidence with Nail Yakupov. As a rookie in 2013, Yakupov was confident enough to have a pretty successful first season in the National Hockey League, but a coaching change in the following offseason contributed to gradually diminishing the young forward’s confidence, until he became one of the scapegoats of a struggling Edmonton […] READ MORE


Five Players the Oilers Should Have Never Traded

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The 2014-15 Edmonton Oilers are in a very familiar place right now. Five games past the halfway point of the regular season, the Oilers have amounted a measly 12 wins and are only two points ahead of the last-placed Buffalo Sabres. The Oilers position at the bottom of the NHL standings is nothing new. In […] READ MORE


There Will Never Be Another Dominator Like Dominik Hasek

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There will never be another goaltender like Dominik Hasek; I’m quite confident. And I was lucky enough to have watched and witnessed “The Dominator” in the prime of his NHL career as a member of the Buffalo Sabres. When the Sabres raised Hasek’s blue and yellow number 39 to the rafters of the First Niagara […] READ MORE


More Changes To Come For Oilers

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Wait a second. Can you hear that? That’s the sound of thousands of Edmonton Oilers fans collectively releasing just a little bit of the pent up pressure that’s been building over the past few months. What a relief! Yes, Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish, with some assistance from above, finally came to his senses and […] READ MORE