FANTASY

Lowetide
September 24 2014 11:15AM


Earlier this month, I joined a fantasy hockey league (Oilers Nation) and drafted the "Oakland Seals" roster that will sink like a stone (my goalies may already be in the AHL). Fantasy hockey is a big damn deal, and the magazines and websites that project stats are myriad. Although I've never played fantasy hockey before this season, I'm absolutely certain Scott Cullen's numbers are the best. Why? He's reasonable.

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ROY AND CHASE: VALUE

Lowetide
September 24 2014 10:00AM

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One prospect was taken in the second round, the other in the seventh. Just one year later, the seventh-round selection has an NHL entry-level deal, the praise of his coach and is looking at a final junior season that may involve the World Junior Championships. The other remains unsigned and coming off an injury-plagued season.

Greg Chase and Marco Roy were separated by five rounds, but in reality they were much closer in quality.

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Anton Lander and the Power Play

Jonathan Willis
September 24 2014 08:08AM

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Anton Lander might be the most baffling prospect in the Oilers' system. He found another level offensively in the American League in 2013-14, but continued to post Jean-Francois Jacquesian scoring totals when promoted to the majors. What’s going on?

A look at his situational statistics is illuminating.

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2014 STAR SELECTION

Wanye
September 23 2014 05:05PM

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Yesterday we collectively looked into the abyss and decided who our Goats were going to be for the 2014-15 season. It's a grim experience deciding who is going to be the fall guy for the inevitable woes in the season ahead. Should you make a mistake and name someone who has a good season your Goat? Yikes.

Fortunately today we get to pick our Star. Rarely do you make any mistakes involving Stars - excluding this unfortunate gal of course.

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Edmonton Oilers cut virtually an entire team’s worth of players

Jonathan Willis
September 23 2014 02:47PM

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The Oilers made their first significant set of training camp cuts on Tuesday, and the coaching staff didn’t hold back, axing most of the team’s youngest prospects and dumping a whole pile of lower-level professionals down to Oklahoma City.

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