January 08 2016 10:11AM
We are eight games away from the official halfway point of the NHL season, but 607 games (49.3%) is close enough in my eyes to look at how the first half has unfolded.
The Oilers have played half their games, and despite a ten-point improvement over last year they are still in the basement of the Pacific Division. The good news is they are only four points out of a playoff spot compared to being 20 points behind after 41 games last year.
There have been a multitude of surprises, both positive and negative, thus far across the NHL. Here is what has stood out for me.
January 08 2016 07:00AM
After a few week hiatus we're back with another round of judging the Oilers through the power of thumbs up and thumbs down. Is there anything more satisfying than letting your feelings be heard through the adventure that is pollz? No, I didn't think so. It's time to scratch that judgey itch of yours through this week's edition of the Nation Report Card.
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January 08 2016 06:00AM
Jonathan Drouin and Kerby Rychel trade demands, Canucks too proud to tank, Jake Virtanen a Canadian villain, Jarome Iginla hits 600, Zack Kassian speaks, Winnipeg working on outdoor game, it's good Seth Jones is not an Oiler, Kings take on Lecavalier for some reason, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
January 07 2016 04:45PM
If there's one thing the Nation knows how to do well it's throw a party. This time around we're taking our show on the road and you're invited to join us for a weekend of slopes, suds, and scenery. My friends, we're going to Jasper and we want you to join us!
January 07 2016 02:50PM
On Thursday, the Colorado Avalanche waived defenceman Brandon Gormley. The 23-year-old was a first-round pick in the 2010 Draft (13th overall) and was named the top defenceman at the 2012 World Juniors. Now, just 58 games into his NHL career, he’s on the waiver wire.