Markstrom or Lack?

Jason Gregor
June 17 2015 06:05PM

The Canucks will trade either Eddie Lack or Jacob Markstrom.

Who will be a better goalie? 

Will the Canucks keep the better goalie, or will they pull a Toronto Maple Leafs (trade Rask, keep Pogge) and move the wrong one?

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June 17 2015 05:58PM

I usually write this once a year but people email many times over a 12-month period mad as hell about the scouts and forgetting the injuries. When I do bring this subject to the fore, the reaction is often 'apologist' or 'you love Stu' or 'get over your Pouliot fixation!' and that's all fair.

Fair as well to discuss prospects and the impact injuries have on them in the days before and after they are drafted. The list is long and unforgiving for all involved.

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Buying Out Nikitin

Matt Henderson
June 17 2015 04:10PM

Later tonight the window for NHL buyouts opens up. That window opens 48 hours after the Stanley Cup is awarded and will close before free agency so any club who needs to buy out a player will be on the clock soon.

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Oilers: Emotional vs. Rational

Jason Gregor
June 17 2015 02:19PM

The most difficult part of every day life is knowing when to trust our emotional, impulsive side and when to rely on our rational thoughts. I've yet to master it, and likely never will, but with age I find I'm able to control my emotional side much more than when I was younger.

Being an NHL manager brings the same challenges, especially when it comes to evaluating players. With the NHL buyout period set to begin at 9 p.m. MST tonight, I'm sure many GMs will be having some interesting conversations with their inner voice.

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The NationDrafts Winner Is...

June 17 2015 01:10PM

You picked your team. You watched the playoffs. You hoped to score prizes and Internet glory. Today, we make a dream come true as we announce the winner of the 2015 NationDrafts Playoff Pool. 

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