GDB 65.0: Build like the Blackhawks

Jason Gregor
March 06 2015 01:48PM


There is no exact blueprint for building a championship team. The Kings, Bruins and Blackhawks have gone about it in different ways, but the Blackhawks made the playoffs once in ten years before their recent string of seven consecutive years in the postseason (I'm including this season) and winning two Stanley Cups, so their path might be most similar to the current struggles of the Oilers.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
March 06 2015 06:15AM

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All your post trade deadline news, Maple Leafs drama, Giordano's Norris chances squashed, the Oilers GM, new players on new teams and more in this week's Roundup.

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Drafting The Next Moroz

Matt Henderson
March 05 2015 06:12PM

It’s difficult to imagine a worse professional debut than what Mitch Moroz has done in Oklahoma City. The former 32nd pick overall from the 2012 Entry Draft has been almost entirely invisible as a first year AHLer after two extra years of development with the Oil Kings. This year he has gone 46GP, 2-3-5, with 92 PIMs. He was drafted just outside the first Round by the Edmonton Oilers and now it looks like he will have to work just to be a poor American Hockey League player, never mind reach the NHL.

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Prospects and Suspects

Jonathan Willis
March 05 2015 01:01PM

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Craig MacTavish was asked at his post-deadline press availability which prospects in the system he wanted to see in the NHL before the end of this season, and his answer says something about the quality and quantity of NHL-ready players in Oklahoma City.

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MORE YAKKITY-YAK

Robin Brownlee
March 05 2015 11:14AM

Nail Yakupov was the focus of a lot of attention when he was looking completely lost and struggling mightily, so it only seems fair that he get some now that he’s playing the best hockey of his still brief career with the Edmonton Oilers.

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