Real Life Podcast: Episode 11 - Vegas baby, Vegas

Nation World HQ
January 18 2017 03:00PM

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“I can’t pee when people are touching me on all sides” - Struds, telling Vegas stories.

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Is Kevin Shattenkirk Back on the Oilers' Radar?

Zach Laing
January 18 2017 07:00AM

According to TSN's Insiders, Kevin Shattenkirk is a player who might be available for a trade come deadline time. Jordan Eberle's name came in at number seven on their Trade Deadline Trade Bait list.

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Leon Draisaitl's Near-Perfect 2016-17 Season

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2017 03:00PM


Entering this season, Leon Draisaitl was a player with an odd mix of positives and negatives on his NHL resume. At his best, he brought to mind Anze Kopitar—a big forward with a nice mix of power, speed, and both offensive and defensive ability. Yet he was also prone to long offensive slumps, particularly when away from Taylor Hall.

In the first half of 2016-17, Draisaitl has done everything possible to allay concerns about his game.

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NHLN Notebook: Patrick Maroon, Nolan Patrick, and Mascots Fighting

Christian Pagnani
January 17 2017 01:18PM


Patrick Maroon is a 5-on-5 beast, the NHL isn't happy about mascots fighting, Nolan Patrick returns from injury, and Maroon's son gets denied by Laurent Brossoit.

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Consolidated 2017 Draft Rankings: January

Jeremy Davis
January 17 2017 11:00AM

It's been a little less than a month since our last Consolidated Rankings were published, but six of the eight list makers have put out new rankings, and there has been plenty of movement already. The World Junior Championships also took place in that time frame, and as that's one of the most important events of the season for draft eligible prospects, it factors heavily in the perception of many of the players.

Let's take a look at the potential first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, as it looks in mid-January.

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