March 31 2015 07:00AM

If Lawson Crouse hadn't shown up on the hockey horizon, we might not have had anything to talk about for the 2015 draft. That's a stretch but the fact remains Crouse has—more than anyone in recent history—divided talent assessors in a big way. Is he a great prospect or a kid who developed into manhood far ahead of the other teenagers of his generation? Where will he play? Can he score consistently? Does he check well enough to be considered an impact checker? What the hell is an impact checker? Lawson Crouse is exhausting even just to talk about. Wait until you see him play!

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GDB 76.0 Wrap Up: Oilers @ Avalanche

March 30 2015 09:36PM

Barons win. Avalanche lose. Final Score: 4-1 Oilers

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GDB 76.0: Move up the standings

Jason Gregor
March 30 2015 01:55PM

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The Oilers have won three of their last four games to move within five points of the 27th place Toronto Maple Leafs. Edmonton needs to win three of their final seven games and have the Leafs lose all six of their remaining games to catch them. If the Leafs win once the Oilers need to win four and so on.

Moving up to 27th could be tough, but the main goal for the organization next season will be trying to move up from 13th place in the western conference; and that will be much more difficult.

The Avalanche are currently in 12th place in the west, and they have 25 more points than the Orange and Blue.

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Monday Mailbag - March 30th

March 30 2015 09:00AM


The weekend is over, we’re all back to work, and looking (read: needing) for ways to kill time. Enter the mailbag.  As always, I’ve taken your questions, passed them to our panel of writers, and waited for wisdoms to spill out of their heads.  If you want to ask a question, email me at or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy.

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March 30 2015 07:24AM

What we don't know about goalies is a lot. When scouts talk about forwards or defensemen, or we read an online scouting report, we come away with some idea about the player. He's fast and small, or big and slow, etc. Goalies? Who would play you in the movie? It's difficult to figure out what scouts look for and the verbal we get from scouting services is either so technical it's impossible to understand or it sounds like what we might say when asked the same questions.  The entire idea of projecting goalies is voodoo. What's a fan to do?

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