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November 06 2015 06:45AM

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Connor McDavid out indefinitely, trading Lupul will be hard for Leafs, a prank on Vancouver rookies, some Flames optimism, firing coaches, Jay Onrait, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Robin Brownlee
November 05 2015 04:58PM


When the Hockey News did a series titled the Greatest Teams of All-Time, they listed the 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers among them. That’s tough to argue after Glen Sather and his band of 20-something superstars finally delivered on the promise they’d shown in their four previous NHL seasons by winning the 1984 Stanley Cup.

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The Oilers in the Wake of McDavid's Injury

Dimitri Filipovic
November 05 2015 02:59PM

What happened to Connor McDavid in Tuesday night's game against the Flyers was a real punch to the gut. And that's coming from someone who has doesn't have anything resembling any ties or allegiances to the Edmonton Oilers franchise. Purely as a fan of hockey, it's nothing short of regrettable that we're going to be deprived of seeing and enjoying someone who has instantly become one of the most fun players in the league to watch for at least a couple of months. 

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New line combos...

Jason Gregor
November 05 2015 01:02PM

Connor McDavid's injury and Jordan Eberle's return to the lineup has forced Todd McLellan to change his top two lines.

In practice, Eberle skated on the right side with Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall, while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins slid into McDavid's spot in the middle of Nail Yakupov and Benoit Pouliot.

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Goaltending 101...

Jason Gregor
November 05 2015 09:00AM

I was a goalie for one game in Tom Thumb. I didn't like it all. I spent most of the game skating in circles around the net because I was bored. Every kid got to be a goalie for one game, and if you liked it you could play again. I never did.

I did lace them up a few times in our spirited road hockey games on Apache Crescent in Leduc, but after taking a frozen tennis ball in the junk when I was eleven, I never tried goal again. Kids like Darren White were much better in goal than I was and combined with the tennis ball incident, my days of putting on the pads officially ended when I was eleven.

I prefer offense. I've always appreciated goal scorers much more than goalies, plus I understand the forward position much better. However, in today's NHL goaltending is crucial for a team's success, so in order to learn the position more I reached out to a guy who understands the position.

Today, we break down the Flames' game winning goal from this past Saturday night.

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