The Nation Awards: Voting Time

June 17 2016 10:06AM


Last week I asked you for nominees for the Nation Awards, and today we start the voting to determine the winners. The PHWA may not let you help with these kind of decisions but we certainly will. 

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Andrew Ference Cannot Be Bought Out, and the Sky is Blue

Chris the Intern
June 17 2016 07:00AM

The first NHL buy-out win began on Wednesday, and will run until 7pm MST on June 30th. During this time, the Oilers have the opportunity to buy out any contract that they please. Unfortunately, due to some injury circumstances, the one player that was most likely to be bought out, cannot be -- I'm looking at you Andrew Ference. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
June 17 2016 05:00AM


The NHL is boring, Kessel gets it done, is Matthews really better than Laine, what do the Canucks have at 5, remembering Gordie Howe, Flames buyouts, where will Yakupov go, the NHL draft, Vegas expansion, free agency, Randy Carlyle and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Despite Trading Goligoski, Stars May Not Re-Sign Jason Demers

Jonathan Willis
June 17 2016 01:17AM

On Wednesday, the Dallas Stars traded defencemen Alex Goligoski to Arizona in exchange for a late draft pick. Goligoski, a pending unrestricted free agent, was one of three significant UFA blueliners on the Stars roster.

That list includes Jason Demers, who is far-and-away the best right-shot defender in free agency this year and also an obvious target for the Edmonton Oilers this summer. However, it appears the departure of Goligoski does not necessarily mean that Demers will be back with the Stars.

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Nation Network Prospect Profile: #14 Michael McLeod

June 16 2016 10:00PM

18 year old Michael McLeod of the Mississauga Steelheads checks in at #14 in our Nation Network draft rankings. The centre is the epitome of a playmaker, amassing 40 assists and 21 goals in 57 games. McLeod has been playing on and off with Alex Nylander, another future first round draft pick.

Lets take a look at what McLeod brings to the table.

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