HOW WOULD THE 2013 DRAFT WORK?

Jason Gregor
October 25 2012 11:35PM

 

 After a lockout wiped out the 2004/2005 season the NHL had to come up with a plan on how to decide the draft order for the "Sidney Sweepstakes." Sidney Crosby had been heralded as the #1 choice for the 2005 draft since he was 14 years old, and now the NHL had the dubious task of trying to come up with a "fair" process to determine which franchise would choose him first overall.

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KHL Highlights - Because What Else are you gonna watch?

Steve Dangle
October 25 2012 07:09PM

 

Howdy y'all!

Here's today's KHL action featuring great goals and saves as usual. You might notice we're missing one game, and that would be CKSA Moscow (Datsyuk, Grabovski, Bryzgalov, Radulov) vs Lev Prague (Zdeno Chara). We're still working on that one. We'll include that in this post as soon as we're done!

Enjoy

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Kulemin & Malkin shown up by Ponikarovsky and Fedotenko, Semin shuts down Ovechkin, and more

Steve Dangle
October 24 2012 08:17PM

 

Today was actually nuts for KHL highlights, especially for upsets. Semin out-duelled Ovechkin, Fedotenko and Ponikarovsky lit up Malkin and Kulemin, Kovalchuk finally cooled off, and Artyukhin lays a hit that sends a player flying like it's a video game.

Enjoy!

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How the Edmonton Oilers run their draft

Jonathan Willis
October 24 2012 02:42PM

The Edmonton Sun’s Terry Jones wrote a fascinating piece the other day about the Edmonton Oilers’ work at the 2010 NHL Draft. While the tone of the piece – and particularly the quotes from AHL head coach Todd Nelson – are Prendergastian in terms of their optimism, it’s well worth reading because the team reveals a lot of their philosophy on draft day.

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Big Decisions: The Curtis Joseph trade that never happened

Jonathan Willis
October 24 2012 10:02AM

Everybody who was a fan of the Edmonton Oilers in the 1990’s remembers Curtis Joseph. Despite playing for the copper and blue for less than three seasons, Joseph had a lasting impression, helping the Oilers to two first round upsets as he backstopped the little team that could.

In March of 1998, the Oilers faced a difficult choice. Joseph was an impending unrestricted free agent, and they couldn’t afford to keep him. However, the Oilers were also on the playoff bubble: keeping or trading Joseph could mean the difference between playoffs and no playoffs. They opted to keep him – was it the right choice?

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