October 07 2016 02:00PM
In the 100 years of NHL hockey only 106 players have scored 100 points in a season, and they have done it a total of 272 times. Of those 106 players, 47 of them did it once, 21 reached it twice and only 38 players have managed 100 points three times or more.
Wayne Gretzky topped 100 points an amazing 15 times, including 13 consecutive seasons, before he missed 37 games with an injury in 1993. He still scored 65 points in 45 games that year, and scored 130 points in 1994. Mario Lemieux hit the century mark ten times, Marcel Dionne eight times and Mike Bossy and Peter Stastny tallied 100 points in seven seasons.
Expecting a player to score 100 points in today's NHL is a low percentage wager. Only Patrick Kane (106 last year), Sidney Crosby (104 in 2014) and Evgeni Malkin (109 in 2012) have managed to hit triple digits in the past five seasons, but I believe Connor McDavid will have a great chance to become the 107th player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season.
October 07 2016 10:13AM
Oilers assign Griffin Reinhart to AHL Bakersfield.— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) October 7, 2016
He had a very poor camp. Still very much a debate whether he'll be an NHL player.
The latest roster move has come to fruition as D Griffin Reinhart has been assigned to the Bakersfield Condors.
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.