Monday Mailbag - Solving the Secondary Scoring Problem

February 13 2017 07:30AM

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The weekend is over, you're back at work, and you need a way to kill some time. I get it, and I'm here to help. As always, I present you with another edition of the Monday Mailbag to help guide you through those workplace lulls. The mailbag only works because of you guys, and if you have a question you can email it to me at or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy the break from productivity, friends. 

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The Nation Notebook: Setoguchi's comeback ends, Burns' historic season, and notes on the seller's market

Christian Pagnani
February 13 2017 07:00AM


The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article. 

The L.A. Kings have put to bed Devin Setoguchi's comeback, as he joins all of the major signings the team made last summer on the waiver wire. Brent Burns is on pace for the best season we've seen from a defenceman in a long time (don't tell Erik Karlsson). And a seller's market has massively upped the asking price for good-but-not-great players, making this deadline likely to be a slow one. 

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February 12 2017 10:45PM

It was an active week for Oilers prospects, with callups and great performances up and down the various leagues. Let's have a look.

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Robin Brownlee
February 12 2017 12:32PM


When a team’s go-to guys go away, as they are bound to do from time to time over the course of a season, coaches are left with a couple of choices. They can keep dancing with those who brung ‘em, as in stand pat, or they can change-up the dance card and hope that does the trick. There really isn’t one tried-and-true way that works.

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Oilers recall Iiro Pakarinen (still on IR), return Anton Lander to AHL

Cam Lewis
February 12 2017 12:08PM

The Edmonton Oilers have sent Anton Lander back to the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL. The corresponding transaction was recalling Iiro Pakarinen from the AHL, but Pakarinen remains on the Injured Reserve, meaning the Oilers are currently one body below the 23-man NHL roster limit. 

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