November 13 2015 01:11PM
NHL scoring is down once again. Last year NHL team's averaged 2.73 goals per game, and through 241 games this season teams are averaging 2.67 GPG. It is not a major difference, but if the league stays at this pace we will see about 148 fewer goals than last year.
Since 1997, NHL teams have averaged fewer than three goals/game, except for 2005/2006 when the NHL clamped down on obstruction and teams averaged 3.08 GPG each.
How can the NHL increase scoring?
November 13 2015 10:41AM
The sting for Oilers fans is that the season must continue without Connor McDavid whether we like it or not. While it was tempting for me to take him off the report card, considering he didn't play, I just couldn't continue on without him. Seeing his smiling face is like a beacon of sunlight on an otherwise cloudy day. Ladies and gentlemen, it's report card time.
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November 13 2015 06:45AM
Sedins beating father time, Tootoo says Burrows crossed the line, Stamkos agent gives contract update, Andrew Ladd negotiations, cap and waiver concerns for Flames, Oilers defense rebuilt, Taylor Hall, Alex Ovechkin, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings
November 12 2015 09:47PM
"I told you Nilsson would suck tonight. Math boner!" vs "NEEEEEEEEERD." There could be only one. Final Score: 4-1 Coyotes
November 12 2015 12:41PM
The Oilers were 5-10 and had eight of their next ten games on the road, prior to last night's game in Anaheim. They desperately needed a win. And they got one.
The win didn't salvage their season, but Teddy Purcell's reaction after scoring the OT winner illustrated how important this win was for the team. "We need to believe in ourselves, and coming from behind tonight and finishing it off -- we needed this," said Purcell post-game.
This group indeed needed it, and Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in 2014, factored in on all four goals. He was a beast.