October 07 2016 09:00AM
It’s the three-headed monster that no coach wants to tangle with, but for a least a few days, Bakersfield Condors bench boss Gerry Fleming is going to have to cope.
With Laurent Brossoit’s return to the nest, the Condors are now carrying three goaltenders in training camp and heading into the only two pre-season games this weekend. Brossoit is most definitely staying put as the No. 1. He should be in contention this season as the AHL’s best netminder and repeat as a participant in the All-Star Game.
So what do you do at No. 2?
October 07 2016 07:00AM
This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also, a special thanks to Sean Tierney who provided data visualization for the series.
The most difficult division in hockey just got more competitive.
The Stars, Blues, and Blackhawks took a hit in free agency, but still boast the majority of their core players that made them arguably the best three teams in the West last season. The two wild card teams, the Predators and Wild, each made major steps forward, and the Jets and Avs, the two squads who didn't make the playoffs, look like they're moving in the right direction.
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October 07 2016 05:00AM
Connor McDavid named Oilers Captain, the best Leafs jokes on the Internet, Canucks navigating potholes, Tkachuk has made the Flames for now, Red Wings have a new - MUST SEE goal celebration, Jets making the playoffs, the World Cup, Fantasy hockey, previewing every division in hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
October 06 2016 02:15PM
After yesterday’s craziness – everybody cleared, which means 30 NHL general managers are confident they have a better backup goalie than Reto Berra and a better seventh defenceman than Mark Barberio – today’s waiver wire is a little quieter. It is fairly rich in defencemen, though, including 346-game NHL veteran Clayton Stoner.
October 06 2016 12:30PM
The Oilers have 30 players -- 18 forwards, ten defencemen and two goalies -- remaining in camp and Todd McLellan has two games to determine his opening night 23-man roster. However, he won't have to make seven cuts in the next five days.
Andrew Ference will start the season on the long-term injured reserve. He'll be on the roster for one day and then moved to LTIR. Matt Hendricks and Iiro Pakarinen will start the season on the injured reserve. Kris Versteeg has a groin injury and is out at least a week. McLellan and his staff will monitor these final two games to determine who stays and who starts the season in Bakersfield, but the evaluation won't end when the initial 23-man roster is named.