The Profile Of A Top-30 Scorer, Pre- And Post-Lockout

Jonathan Willis
August 04 2010 07:23AM

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 23: Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Awards at the Palms Casino Resort on June 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

As a guy who spends a lot of his time watching and writing about hockey, I also read a lot of hockey publications. And suffice to say that if I had a nickel for every time I read how the “New NHL” encourages speed and “opens up the game” for skill players, allowing small players who otherwise would never have had a chance at the big leagues to get a taste of it, then I’d have a lot of nickels to throw at the guys who do the write-ups for THN draft previews.

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August 03 2010 04:17PM


Dear Tyler Seguin,

According to the Bruins website it seems you have been signed to a 3 year entry level contract. We thought we would take this opportunity to write you a quick letter of congrats and shed some deep, dark emotional baggage in the process.

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Oilers Forwards & Drawing Penalties

Jonathan Willis
August 03 2010 07:20AM

EDMONTON, CANADA - MARCH 5: Martin Havlat #14 of the Minnesota Wild follows the puck against Ryan Jones #28 of the Edmonton Oilers on March 5, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

In the comments section to my Zack Stortini article yesterday, reader Jake suggested that Stortini might be a better fit as an agitator than as a fighter. It’s a thought I liked, and one that I’ve had before. Just to see how well Stortini was doing in that department, I decided to look at penalties taken vs. penalties drawn for the forwards the Oilers will be employing next season.

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Hell's Gate, Fraser Canyon

August 03 2010 07:19AM

This is Hell's Gate, in the Fraser Canyon of British Columbia. The Canyon walls rise far above the River in this area, and it is one of the most interesting and beautiful areas of western Canada. It is usually a surprise for tourists when they view the physical beauty of the river and mountains, and then find out about the large toll the area has taken on locals dating back one century. Some say there are ghosts and "mysterious voices" in the area. In this way, its history of danger and slow progress mirror the Edmonton Oilers at center ice, 2006 summer through today. 

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Robin Brownlee
August 02 2010 06:28PM

I've long suspected Georges Laraque was too decent a person for his true calling in life to be a hockey tough guy, and with the news that he's been named deputy leader of the Green Party, apparently I had good reason to feel that way all these years.

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