No Yakupov?

Jonathan Willis
May 06 2013 10:04AM

The NHL announced the finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy today, for rookie of the year. The Professional Hockey Writers' Association chose Brendan Gallagher, Jonathan Huberdeau and Brandon Saad as finalists in a decision which can only be described as bizarre.

Not making the cut? Nail Yakupov, the rookie goal-leader (and co-points leader) who got better with each passing game. Justin Schultz, who finished four points out of the rookie scoring lead despite being a defenceman. Jonas Brodin, who played more than 23 minutes per game on a playoff-calibre blue line at the age of 19. 

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YOU'RE MY BLUE SKY, YOU'RE MY SUNNY DAY

Lowetide
May 04 2013 08:09PM

A week ago, Craig MacTavish talked about adding size to the supreme skill in the Oilers top 6F. If we made a "wish list" of possible additions, how close can we come to naming the actual target?

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STREAKCRED TRICKIER THAN YOU THINK

Wanye
May 04 2013 02:30PM

 

The leader in streakcred - Rmo2000 - has now crashed and burned and his streak is over at 8 wins in a row. In fact the entire top 20 players in the game have all lost their streaks and everyone is starting again from zero. This is the time for the second wave of people looking to play to get involved.

We need you Nation, team entries are lagging way behind what we thought they would be by now. Keep reading after the jump if you want to see your ol' pal Wanye beg you to support deserving charities.

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AT LONG LAST: A PULSE!

Lowetide
May 04 2013 08:40AM

Tyler Pitlick's pro hockey career has been just this shy of a train wreck. Terrible boxcars married to serious injury, and many nights as a scratch didn't help either. His most recent injury--and its severity--appear to have had an impact on the young man. Whatever happened, he is showing some signs of life after a long, long period of transition.

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CATCHING UP WITH MCSORLEY

Jason Gregor
May 03 2013 03:45PM

Marty McSorley was in Edmonton this past weekend for the Face Off for Alzheimers Pro Am. He's still a huge fan favourite, as he went first overall in the draft. I had a long chat with Marty at the draft about a variety of topics, and then he came on my radio show to discuss suspensions, intimidation, playing tough and how players learn to compete at the NHL level.

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