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August 28 2015 06:15AM

RoundUp

Canucks building a contender, Leafs hire old Oiler scout, Giordano gets paid, Calgary's arena talks, show Byfuglien the money, Yakupov with McDavid, jersey sponsors, team previews, free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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PRONMAN'S LIST, OILERS EDITION

Lowetide
August 27 2015 03:30PM

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Corey Pronman of ESPN released his top 10 list of Oilers prospects earlier today. Earlier in the summer, Pronman ranked Edmonton's prospect list No. 1 in the entire NHL on the strength of the Connor McDavid selection. The 10 list is a fascinating look at the Oilers immediate and long-term future.

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Condors Schedule

Scott Zerr
August 27 2015 12:53PM

Bakersfield

The Bakersfield Condors are going to see plenty of their fellow AHL Pacific Division teams during the 2015-16 season, but the release of the schedule has highlighted a few interesting matchups against new rivals.

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Gone by the Deadline

Jonathan Willis
August 27 2015 12:16PM

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Peter Chiarelli made some headway this summer, but the Edmonton Oilers’ roster remains flawed in many ways. The goaltending is uncertain, the defence is loaded to the gills with third-pairing types and even the forward corps has some discernible weaknesses.

In short, the general manager isn’t close to finished yet, because realistically there are a finite number of things he can do in a single summer. Chiarelli does have a history of making in-season moves though, and I’d expect that a lot of the names on the opening night roster for 2015-16 are long gone by the time game 82 rolls around.

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Professor Fancystats Presents: Corsi

jeanshorts
August 27 2015 08:00AM


Whether you like it or not it's a fact of life in 2015 that analytics, or advanced stats, have started to take hold of the conversation in all circles of hockey. For those of us who are not well versed in anything mathematics related understanding these concepts can seem fairly daunting. But fear not, our old friend Professor Fancystats is here to help guide you into the exciting world of hockey statistics! Our first post in an on-going series will talk about all things Corsi. Please enjoy and we hope this helps you get a better understanding of how these statistics work, and make you sound smarter at dinner parties or work functions!  

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