McDavid's Effect On Linemates

Matt Henderson
April 12 2016 01:45PM

Connor McDavid’s first NHL season is over and while the NHL awards voters may opt to give the Calder to Artemi Panarin (who incidentally doesn’t consider himself a rookie and has been a professional since McDavid was 12), the fact remains that McDavid has lived up to all of the hype that preceded his entrance into the NHL. He is a genius, a virtuoso on the ice. This is no more apparent than looking at the effect he had on his linemates.

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Klefbom will need specially fitted skate

Jason Gregor
April 12 2016 11:47AM


Oscar Klefbom was the Oilers best defenceman for the first 30 games of the season. The Oilers were 13-15-2 with him in the lineup, and they were 18-28-6 without him. They need him healthy and in the lineup next season.

I spoke to Klefbom yesterday on my show and he discussed his "nightmare" season, the need for a specially fitted skate and what his prognosis looks like for next season.

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April 12 2016 07:00AM

For Edmonton Oilers fans, the annual 'will they or won't they?' draft talk surrounds the team selecting a defenseman with their first-round pick. Even though draft picks have been taken No. 1 (Hall, Nuge, Yak, McDavid) and other spots inside the top five (Leon), none of those top five selections were used on a defender. Darnell Nurse? He was chosen No. 7 overall and represents one of only three blue line first-rounders (Alex Plante, Oscar Klefbom) by the organization this century. Will Jacob Chychrun be the fourth? He is a substantial talent.

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Klefbom: "It's been a crazy season."

Jason Gregor
April 11 2016 07:10PM


Oscar Klefbom was a guest on my radio show on TSN1260 earlier today and he discussed his frustrating season.

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The NationDrafts Playoff Pool

April 11 2016 05:30PM


The post season dance is upon us and all that Canadian hockey fans really have to look forward to is the draft lottery, next season, and speculating about off season moves. Are we bitter about it? No. Why do you ask? *eyes roll out of head*

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