WHAT ABOUT NAIL? (IV)

Robin Brownlee
October 03 2014 10:43AM

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When a team uses the first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft to take a player, it goes without saying that it’s in the best interests of that team to do everything reasonably possible to ensure the player develops, succeeds and thrives.

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Nikitin injury opens up roster spot

Jason Gregor
October 03 2014 07:32AM

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Nikita Nikitin injured his ankle last night and he will be out a few weeks according to Dallas Eakins. His injury opens up a roster spot for either Oscar Klefbom or Darnell Nurse.

Mark Fayne and Andrew Ference, Justin Schultz, Jeff Petry and Martin Marincin have spots locked up, while Keith Aulie is likely the #7 D-man, but with Nikitin going down Eakins and his staff will need to decide if they keep Klefbom or Nurse.

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
October 03 2014 05:30AM


Regular season is just around the corner, player previews, player cuts, fake signing's, cool gifts for fans and more in this week's Roundup.

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GDB -2.0: Jobs on the line

Jason Gregor
October 02 2014 12:42PM

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When training camp started Dallas Eakins very clearly outlined the three forward spots that were up for grabs; two centre spots and the right wing slot on the 4th line. With only two preseason games remaining to impress the coaches, the battles for those spots have intensified.

Leon Draisaitl has made a strong case for one of the centre positions, but the other two slots are wide open.

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GDB -3.0: TIME FOR A CHANGE

Jason Gregor
October 01 2014 12:37PM

We get to see the new and improved Phoenix Arizona Coyotes at Rexall Place tonight. Okay, other than a new name, not much has really changed with the Yotes. Unfortunately, in some ways you can say the same thing about the Edmonton Oilers.

Just when it looks like they've made some progress, they seem to take a step back.

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