Three Thoughts: Connor's Birthday, Leon Draisaitl, and Taylor's Return

January 13 2017 05:00PM

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It's been a while since I've done one of these but unlike Elliotte Friedman, I can't concentrate long enough to put together more than three thoughts in a day. On this day, I'm thinking about Connor's birthday, Leon Draisaitl, and having Taylor Hall back in town. 

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Robin Brownlee
January 13 2017 03:01PM


It’s not really any kind of stretch to argue that Edmonton Oilers’ centre Connor McDavid, who celebrated his 20th  birthday today, is one of the best two or three forwards in the NHL right now, just one day removed from his teenaged years.

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Robin Brownlee
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.

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NHLNotebook: Gold Medal games and the shootout, Datsyuk's NHL return and hot dogs = sandwiches?

Zach Laing
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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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 13 2017 05:00AM

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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.

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