First Star, Worst Star: November 8, 2015

November 08 2015 01:00PM


I sit here, trying to remember a time before the Connor McDavid injury, and it all just seems like a blur. We were happy and prosperous and had dreams for the future. Now we live in a post-apocalyptic hellscape where nothing can grow and clans battle each other for control over gasoline and water. Actually, now that I think about it, that may just be the plot of Mad Max. Either way here's First Star, Worst Star.

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November 07 2015 07:14PM

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The Edmonton Oilers recalled Darnell Nurse and Leon Draisaitl to the NHL during October, and now find themselves with a rather pedestrian prospect base among the 'bubbling under' set. No 'certain success' prospects in the AHL, no one in junior or in Europe who we can absolutely call a top-drawer prospect. That's a problem, and Peter Chiarelli needs to address the lack of top-end prospects in the system.

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November 07 2015 09:04AM

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Brandon Davidson (photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) was taken in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, No. 162 overall. By that time on draft day, it's down to scouts, doubts and cleaning staff, as the NHL's summer holidays are about to begin for the amateur procurement department. Why should we care about sixth round picks? They matter, and as the salary cap sends more of the money to impact players, those late picks will matter even more.

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GDB 14.0 Wrap Up: Penguins @ Oilers

November 06 2015 10:12PM


What did we ever do to the posts? Seriously. Final Score: 2-1 Penguins

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GDB 14.0: HOME ICE ADVANTAGE - McDavidless

Jason Gregor
November 06 2015 10:12PM

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Sports can be a harsh business at times. Many fans had circled tonight's game as must-see TV with the expectation to watch Connor McDavid play Sidney Crosby for the first time.

In 1984/1985 these two franchises watched Mario Lemieux battle Wayne Gretzky for the first time. Gretzky led the league with 73-135-208 and won the Art Ross, Hart and Stanley Cup while Lemieux won the Calder with 43-57-100.

Gretzky and Lemieux met for the first time on November 6th, 1984, in Pittsburgh as the teams skated to a 3-3 tie. Gretzky scored the tying goal with four minutes remaining after Lemieux assisted on the go-ahead goal midway through the third period.

Thirty-one years later Crosby and McDavid were scheduled to meet on the exact same day, but alas hockey fans will have to wait until next season to see these two phenoms face each other in NHL action.

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