First Star, Worst Star: March 27th, 2016

jeanshorts
March 27 2016 11:00PM

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Happy Easter everyone! I hope you're all deep in the throws of a chocolate and turkey (and booze) induced coma, and that all your resurrection based wishes came true! And if not, well then here's this weeks First Star, Worst Star to help make it up to you. 

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SAIL ON, NAIL?

Lowetide
March 27 2016 04:42PM

YAKUPOV CAPTURE 1

It has been a tough year for Nail Yakupov, and news today of a trade request should not have come as a surprise for anyone.

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Who other than Connor McDavid plausibly deserves the Calder Trophy?

Jonathan Willis
March 27 2016 01:00PM

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Anyone following the Calder Trophy race this season knows that Connor McDavid’s injury has badly hurt his chances of winning as award which almost certainly would have been his otherwise. The trouble for voters is that McDavid has been so good since coming back that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to give the trophy to anyone else.

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Banking On Barrie

Matt Henderson
March 27 2016 09:27AM

Early on Saturday the Colorado Avalanche lost to the Wild 4-0, crippling their chances to make the playoffs. Hopefully, though, what it did do was increase the odds of them doing something entirely unadvisable.

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TOP 100 OILERS: STAN WEIR (74)

Robin Brownlee
March 27 2016 07:00AM

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Stan Weir never turned into the kind of scorer the California Golden Seals hoped he’d be when they plucked the Ponoka boy from the Medicine Hat Tigers in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft. Not sure if the white skates the Seals made him wear had anything to do with that, but it didn’t help.

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