The Window Wants to Open

Matt Henderson
October 15 2016 04:59PM

This is the dawn of something special in hockey. We are in the early days of what we will likely look back upon as the Connor McDavid era of the NHL. This 19-year-old centre, still less than 50 games into his NHL career, is in a league of his own.

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Pretending Puljujarvi Is Ready Hurts The Club

Matt Henderson
October 11 2016 09:35PM

The preseason has a couple major functions. Number one, they exist to get the veteran players back in game shape. Number two, they give clubs a chance to see where young or new players slot in on the depth chart. When it’s all over, the rust has been shaken off and teams know who is ready to perform and who is not.

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Puljujarvi Gifted A Spot?

Matt Henderson
October 09 2016 02:15PM

Why doesn't his helmet fit?

It’s clear with the team's recent transactions that the Oilers are determined to never again gift a player NHL minutes before he earns them. No more entitled freeloaders who don’t belong. No more allowing draft position to determine roster spots…unless it’s Jesse Puljujarvi. Then that’s exactly what might happen.

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A Few Words

Matt Henderson
October 08 2016 09:52AM

Shovels down. The deed finally over, we look around with mild amounts of shame in our eyes. The deafening silence only serves to build the tension. Somebody has to say something but everyone’s gaze is crawling the ground. Fine. I guess someone should say something. It’s the least he deserved.

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A Morally Superior Lineup

Matt Henderson
October 04 2016 11:17AM

Nuns Hockey

There’s a very strange thing happening with the Oilers and the way we talk about the forward lines. I must admit, I don’t like it. There is a certain morality that is being applied to the topic that has no place existing. Its only purpose is to close the mind and, in Edmonton, it’s taken hold.

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