GDB 62.0: Capital Challenge

Jason Gregor
February 24 2017 12:17PM

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The Washington Capitals are the best team in the NHL. They have the most wins, the most points, they've allowed the fewest goals (122), and they've scored the second most goals (198). They are +76 in GF/GA ratio. Their PP is fourth best and their PK is sixth best, despite them being 29th in PP/PK time ratio at -54:25.

They are destroying teams at 5x5, outscoring the opposition 139-76. They are +63 at EV.  Minnesota is second at +39, Pittsburgh is +31, Chicago +24 and Columbus +21, to round out the top five. The Oilers are 11th at +11.

Edmonton defeated the Capitals 4-1 at home on October 26th when Benoit Pouliot was relevant. He scored the first two goals. Edmonton will need a Herculean effort tonight to upset the surging Capitals.

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The time that Shattenkirk was almost an Oiler

Zach Laing
February 24 2017 08:00AM

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According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Jeremy Rutherford, the Oilers and Blues had a trade in place to trade Taylor Hall for Kevin Shattenkirk last June. 

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‪The Nation Notebook: NHL/Flames meet to talk officiating, Is there a market for Lazar? and what it's like to be a GM on deadline day. ‬

Zach Laing
February 24 2017 07:00AM

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In today's Nation Notebook, we look at the latest news around the league.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 24 2017 05:00AM

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Is Kris Russell an opportunity or a trap, Leafs considering a Mike Richards comeback, Brandon Sutter is way overpaid in Van, what do the Flames do with Sam Bennett, Oilers are making the playoffs, remembering Mike Ilitch, loads of trade talk, NHL power rankings, Jonathon Toews and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report: Defencemen Swap

Chris the Intern
February 23 2017 04:21PM

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If we lose two defencemen to the IR, but gain two defencemen off the IR, then did anyone really get injured?

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