January 17 2015 10:45AM

Florida! God it's beautiful, especially this time of year (usually). The Panthers are a young team on the rise and have some outstanding top end talent. The Oilers are not on the rise but also possess some of the best young talent in the game. How do the Oilers get to the place where January games matter?

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Nation World HQ
January 17 2015 07:30AM


Our friends at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division… we present this week's instalment of Pacific War Room for the 2014-15 NHL Season.

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The Fantasy Minute

Nation World HQ
January 17 2015 06:00AM

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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January 16 2015 07:18PM

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Jeff Petry graduated college, signed with the Edmonton Oilers and worked his way to the NHL. Once there, he began the long process of learning the game of defense at that level—something that we all know takes a long time. Now that he's there, NHL teams are waiting to cash in on the second portion of his career, known in other cities as "the heart" which features several productive seasons.

One of those teams: the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Crouse Crazy

Matt Henderson
January 16 2015 05:09PM

We are halfway through he season and the Oilers are dead last in the NHL. If all things stay as they are then the team will draft either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel 1 or 2. It's so easy your pet rock could do it. Both are centers. Both are elite talents. It looks like McDavid is a level above Eichel and Eichel is a level above everybody else. After those two there are several other names floating around but none more frightening than Lawson Crouse. 

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