Exploiting Cap Hell: Columbus Blue Jackets Edition

Jonathan Willis
April 19 2016 01:51PM

Jarmo Kekalainen

For the second year in a row, it appears that NHL teams living close to the salary cap are in for a difficult season. We don’t have a final salary cap number yet and won’t until the NHLPA decides what it wants to do with is escalator option, but it’s reasonable to expect something between the current level of $71.4 million and a possible high of $75 million.

For a lot of teams, that means trouble. For clubs like the Edmonton Oilers, it might mean opportunity. Today’s potential target: the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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GOOD ARROWS FROM THE STREETS OF BAKERSFIELD (DEFENSE)

Lowetide
April 19 2016 09:00AM

OESTERLE GRANT WILLIAMS

The Bakersfield Condors sent most of their defense north at one point or another during the 2015-16 season, but the minor league numbers that were posted do tell a story. Unlike the forwards, boxcar numbers do not tell the whole story and we are badly limited by what is available. Fortunately for us, there are some smart people looking at the minor league game and estimating time-on-ice. Using those numbers, there are some surprises to be found in the usage of the blue in Bakersfield this year.

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Top 10 All-Time Best Fighters

jeanshorts
April 19 2016 07:00AM

goaliefight

Spring is here. The playoffs are in full effect, and for those of us that cheer for Canadian teams that means we have A LOT of free time at the moment. Rather than spend our time dwelling on the failures of our respective teams we figured we'd use this opportunity to remember days gone by. A time when men grew killer moustaches, smoked in-between periods and tried to murder each other with their fists. 

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The North x NorthGretz Podcast - The Intern Games

North By NorthGretz
April 18 2016 04:33PM

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This week North By Northgretz welcomes Marcel Eden from the Summit Sports Collectibles Show. Marcel tells us all the cool things you’re going to find when you come visit us at the Summit Show April 23rd and 24th and the charity work the show is doing with Adaptabilities!

Next the boys go through their playoff brackets before answering questions about Kiss, The Hunger games and more in Ask The Idiots! 

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Monday Musings...

Jason Gregor
April 18 2016 02:45PM

Musings

Even though the Edmonton Oilers aren't involved in the playoffs, there are numerous story lines which could become intertwined with the Oilers this off-season.

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