World Cup, All Star Game and Mike Richards on waivers...

Jason Gregor
January 26 2015 03:27PM

random-thoughts

We are finishing a stretch of five days without any NHL regular season games, yet there has been no shortage of NHL talk, much of it grumbling.

Why are so many media people and some fans still complaining about the All Star game? It will never be a competitive game, and it shouldn't be. Save yourself, and, more importantly, us from having to be inundated with your repeated complaints, and simply don't watch it.

I know the game isn't competitive, it is shinny with highly skilled players, so I choose not to watch. It sounded like Columbus did a fantastic job of hosting the event, and many kids got to see their hockey heros, which is what matters.

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HOW GOOD IS NOAH HANIFIN?

Lowetide
January 26 2015 02:45PM

After McEichel in the 2015 draft, it's not certain how NHL teams will go. Most have college defender Noah Hanifin ranked at No. 3 overall but he's not delivering a lot of offense—certainly not at the level we associate with such a high draft pick. What's the story on Noah Hanifin?

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Nation Network NHL Power Rankings: All-Star Break Edition

Thomas Drance
January 26 2015 11:48AM

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Photo Credit: Mike Miller/Wikimedia Commons

They've been called "the Glenn Healy" of NHL Power Rankings, they've been furiously annotated and derided as useless. And now they're here. Available across the Nation Network: it's NHL Power Rankings!

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Hard To Kill

Matt Henderson
January 26 2015 11:00AM

Hard to kill

Rare photo of Jim Corsi without moustache

Corsi is dead. Or at least it's on life support and waiting for us all to say our goodbyes before the plug gets pulled. That's in one form or another what Ken Campbell of the Hockey News wrote on the heels of the NHL giving Sportvision's tracking technology a pilot run during the All-Star game. 

Is that true? Can the beat writers who labelled it all a fad breathe a sigh of relief?

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Monday Mailbag - January 26th

baggedmilk
January 26 2015 08:59AM

TimeToLearn

It's Monday morning, none of us want to be working, and we're looking for ways to kill time - enter the mailbag.  As always, this feature is completely dependant on you guys. If you've got a question you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk.  With that, I present your first workplace distracting of the week. Enjoy.

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