The Roundup

Nation World HQ
August 15 2014 08:05AM

The analytics debate rages on, how much does "character" matter, player profiles, ice bucket challenge, Wayne Gretzky and more in this week’s Roundup.

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PACIFIC HEIGHTS 2014-15

Lowetide
August 14 2014 10:46PM

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After weeks of ciphering, I have figured out the Pacific Division for 2014-15. Now, if you click-through it will ruin the surprise of the actual season, so consider this a spoiler alert on winter. Up next: where do they finish?

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Justin Schultz: No Wonder the Contract Isn’t Done

Jonathan Willis
August 14 2014 12:15PM

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Justin Schultz’s contract negotiations have been kept pretty quiet, but the Journal’s Jim Matheson changed that somewhat with an interesting piece on Wednesday.

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EAKINS: PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

Robin Brownlee
August 13 2014 08:00PM

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If nothing else, Dallas Eakins is giving critics who roasted him during his rookie season as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers pause for thought this summer with what looks to me like a very productive off-season.

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The upside to missing the World Championships

Jonathan Willis
August 13 2014 07:00AM

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The Edmonton Oilers and Hockey Canada have had a long relationship, and few players on the current roster exemplify it better than Jordan Eberle.

Eberle was a famous player even before his first NHL game thanks to his exploits at the World Juniors, but he’s been a good soldier at the World Championships, too, joining the team for four consecutive tournaments from 2010 to 2013.

This year, Eberle didn’t go, but that might be for the best.

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