November 24 2011 11:50AM
The quarter pole has arrived in the NHL season, and News and Notes is back to examine the state of affairs around the Nation and the league. In this episode, the Flames head for the bottom, the Oilers bounce back, and hockey's best rejoins the action.
November 23 2011 06:30PM
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is tracking like a Calder winner. Seriously. He's ripping it up, and not just on home ice anymore. How good can he be? Too soon to tell. How good is he as a rookie compared to recent freshman? That we can begin to answer.
November 23 2011 12:55PM
After two years of iffy goaltending at the NHL level, the Edmonton Oilers have been blessed with strong performances from both Nikolai Khabibulin and Devan Dubnyk. It’s not a situation unique to the NHL team, however – at every level, Oilers’ goalies are getting the job done.
November 23 2011 10:23AM
It’s no secret that Ryan Jones didn’t get the same admiration and affection from the stats community over his first year with the Oilers that he did with the average fan. The reason was pretty straightforward: despite his superb goal totals, Jones got hammered in the scoring chances department.
This year, however, Jones has put in a performance that pretty much nobody can argue with. If he can play the next 60 like he has the first 20, it’s hard to imagine he’ll have any detractors left.
November 22 2011 10:18PM
Think Corsi and Fenwick numbers are convoluted and confusing? Don't have a clue what SIUTBOHC means? Easily flummoxed, like I was by the picture above (not really, but I needed an excuse to use it). Just a garden variety knucklehead? There is help.