September 04 2015 06:24PM


I believe this will be Taylor Hall's finest season in the NHL, for several reasons. The young man was injured a year ago but several factors have me bullish on his immediate and long term future.

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Professor Fancystats Presents: PDO

September 04 2015 01:30PM

Back by POPULAR demand, our old friend Professor Fancystats is here with another lesson in advanced statistics. Today we'll be covering PDO. Is it magic? Voodoo? Simple math? Tune in and find out! 

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Leon Draisaitl on the wing may just work out for everyone

Jonathan Willis
September 04 2015 10:00AM


Asked on Thursday about the possibility of moving 2014 third overall pick Leon Draisaitl out of his natural position at centre and on to the wing, Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan admitted that he’d thought about it.

His subsequent comments made it clear that he’d thought about it a lot.

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Pouliot's Production

Matt Henderson
September 04 2015 08:00AM

One of Edmonton’s few success stories from last year was Benoit Pouliot. He was targeted, I believe, in large part for his impact on possession and he delivered not only there but also on the scoreboard. He ultimately went 58GP, 19-15-34 on the season. If not for injury Pouliot would have surely established a new career high in points to go along with the career high in goals he produced last year. Are expectations for him going to be too high for this coming season?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
September 04 2015 06:45AM


Can the Leafs land Stamkos, trade Byfuglien or move him to forward, Giordano better with age, Brad Marchands elbow, Oilers making playoffs, projecting lineups, prospect rankings, a great scrap and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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