The Odd Men Out: Who Are They?

Jonathan Willis
July 27 2012 09:43AM

By my count, the Edmonton Oilers have 17 forwards and eight defenseman (along with a pair of goaltenders) with a pretty decent shot at making an NHL lineup on opening night. Given that an NHL roster is only 23 men deep, who stays and who goes?

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How Big Do Top-Six Forwards Need To Be?

Jonathan Willis
July 26 2012 01:06PM

Pavel Datsyuk, Dan4th Nicholas/Wikimedia Commons

How big should a group of top-six forwards be for a team hoping to make a playoff splash?

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While I Was Away

Jonathan Willis
July 25 2012 12:53PM

I took the weekend to go out to the middle of nowhere (no cell service, barely functional roads, hours from civilization) thinking ‘it’s the middle of July – nothing’s going to happen while I’m gone.’ As it turned out, quite a bit happened in the NHL while I was drinking beer and jumping into ice-cold creeks.

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Shea Weber Signs 14-Year Offer Sheet With Philadelphia

Jonathan Willis
July 19 2012 12:25AM

Offer sheets are back, and in a big way. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Shea Weber to a 14-year contract worth more than $100 million.

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How many goals will Jordan Eberle score next season?

Jonathan Willis
July 16 2012 09:27AM

Jordan Eberle had a great 2011-12 season. However, his goal-scoring was largely shooting percentage-based – does that mean it’s going to drop off, or is Eberle one of the league’s rare high-percentage shooters?

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