Evaluating The Roster

Jonathan Willis
August 05 2010 07:14AM

EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 3:  Sam Gagner of the Edmonton Oilers walks to the ice before a game between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers in an NHL game on October 3, 2009 at Rexall Arena in Edmonton, Canada. The Calgary Flames defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3. (Photo by Jimmy Jeong/Getty Images)

It’s a relatively slow time of year for the NHL, with a few free agents still looking for jobs and players still months away from any game action. It seems as good a time as any to take a look at the roster Steve Tambellini is assembling.

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August 04 2010 05:44PM

When it comes to celebrity weddings, no other nuptuals loom larger on our personal horizon than the Duff-Comrie wedding.

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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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