January 13 2017 12:30PM
I’ve always had a soft spot for role players who up their game and are at their very best when it matters most, and that’s why I’m a sucker for Pat Hughes. Hughes was hard-nosed “lesser light” who shone almost as brightly as the biggest stars with the Edmonton Oilers when they finally claimed their first Stanley Cup in 1984. When it mattered, Hughes was money.
January 13 2017 07:00AM
The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article.
In today's notebook, we talk about shootouts, Datsyuk's return to the NHL and Bryzgalov being Bryzgalov.
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January 13 2017 05:00AM
The Leafs are actually good, the Jets and Wings are quite bad, Jim Benning reveals his plans, the Flames first half and exposing Troy Brouwer, Taylor Hall goes back to Edmonton, the Adidas jersey takeover, the NHL's point system, backup goalies, Justin Schultz 2.0 and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
January 12 2017 10:31PM
Big Sexy 2.0 with three points and the game winner. Back the Brinks truck up, Pete. Sorry, Taylor. Final Score: 3-2 Oilers in OT
January 12 2017 01:35PM
Adam Larsson experienced it last Saturday, playing his first game in his old city against his former team. "It was awkward, and I think tonight will be much easier for me," he said.
Tonight Taylor Hall will return to Edmonton for the first time, and after playing the Oilers on Saturday, Hall thinks tonight will be easier for him, although he admitted it has been different being back in Edmonton for the first time since the trade.
"I've never stayed in a hotel in Edmonton," he laughed. "The game isn't about me. We need a win and hopefully we can start the road trip on a good note."