AT RANDOM: ARE WE THERE YET?

Robin Brownlee
November 25 2016 07:30AM

Square Peg

I’ve long believed trying to sell NHL hockey in the greater Phoenix area is destined to fail, and it’s been mostly that in terms of fan support over the last decade. Now, there’s talk about building a second arena for the Arizona Coyotes despite the fact their current home, Gila River Arena, isn’t even 15 years old.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
November 25 2016 05:00AM

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NHL power rankings, stop comparing Austin Matthews to Patrik Laine, Canucks and Anthony Duclair, Flames special teams costing them, Oilers are deep, Black Friday deals, Brent Burns, the Expansion Draft, a reason for every team in the league to be thankful, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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FAYNE SURPRISE

Lowetide
November 24 2016 08:46PM

Mark Fayne was injured very early in the 2016-17 season, and since then the options to replace him have found real traction on the roster. With Fayne now skating, what could this mean for him?

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Oilers Report Card

Jason Gregor
November 24 2016 04:00PM

Parent Teacher Interviews

The Oilers reached the quarter mark of the season with a first place Pacific Division record of 12-8-1. They are seventh in goals per game at 3.05 and 14th in goals against/game at 2.57. Their EV scoring has been the biggest improvement. They have tallied 44 at EV, third most in the NHL.

They have made huge strides and for the first time in eleven seasons they look like a legitimate playoff contender.

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Unleashed

Jonathan Willis
November 24 2016 02:30PM

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The Edmonton Oilers had themselves a game against the woeful Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. Not only did the team score six goals, but three prominent players who hadn’t been scoring much had strong nights offensively.

Were strong nights from Milan Lucic, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins a sign of things to come?

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