The Canadian Playoff... uhhh... Lottery Party

April 26 2016 11:04AM

Have you wondered if we would give you an excuse to round up your buddies, avoid your families, and wait in anticipation of a fifth first overall pick in the last seven years? The answer? Of course we're throwing a draft lottery party. Why wouldn't we? It's kinda our thing at this point.

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Exploiting Cap Hell: New York Rangers Edition

Jonathan Willis
April 26 2016 07:00AM

For the second year in a row, it appears that NHL teams living close to the salary cap are in for a difficult season. We don’t have a final salary cap number yet and won’t until the NHLPA decides what it wants to do with is escalator option, but it’s reasonable to expect something between the current level of $71.4 million and a possible high of $74 million.

For a lot of teams, that means trouble. For clubs like the Edmonton Oilers, it might mean opportunity. Today’s potential target: the New York Rangers.

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April 25 2016 09:20PM

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I am fairly certain the Edmonton Oilers have never worried much about how many defensive lefty's are in their lineup. During the golden years, the club had some fabulous LHD (Paul Coffey, Kevin Lowe, Charlie Huddy, Randy Gregg and Don Jackson outnumbered righty Lee Fogolin). The current group is also heavy on the lefties and there is increasing evidence showing that kind of bias is a bad idea on defense. What is this evidence? And what could it mean for this summer?

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The North x NorthGretz Podcast - Do You Know the Mullet Man?

North By NorthGretz
April 25 2016 03:40PM

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This week the boys mourn the death of Prince, talk Chris into growing out a mullet, review their terrible playoff brackets, and more before another highly educational round of Ask The Idiots!

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Monday Musings: Game seven

Jason Gregor
April 25 2016 01:45PM


Canadian hockey fans haven't been watching much of the 2016 NHL playoffs, which is understandable with none of the seven Canadian teams in the postseason, but tonight's game seven between the Blackhawks and Blues should grab your attention.

There is nothing better than a game seven in the NHL.

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