Jason Strudwick
November 24 2011 03:34PM

Last week Archaeology asked a great question about players accepting different roles on a team. This is an interesting topic that GMs, Coaches and players alike wrestle with every year.

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November 24 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
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.

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The Midnight Rider

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.

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Success In Net, Everywhere

Jonathan Willis
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.

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Ryan Jones: Quietly Working On The Unconverted

Jonathan Willis
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.

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