The List of Possible Head Coaches

Jonathan Willis
April 12 2009 10:41AM

MacTavish

With the season finally over, it seems inevitable that Craig MacTavish will be dismissed or resign from his position as an NHL head coach. The question that most fans have been wondering for the last few weeks is who exactly will replace him.

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First Line Forwards

Jonathan Willis
April 12 2009 01:46AM

first line

There are thirty teams in the NHL. Each team has one first line, with three forwards on it; ergo there have been ninety first-line players since the lockout. Defining a first-line player is difficult, but the most obvious requirement is offense. With that in mind, I went and researched the top ninety players by points per game since the lockout at Hockey-Reference.com.

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GDB/GDFD82: The grande finale

Wanye
April 11 2009 06:32PM

grand-finale

Yesterday, Lord Wayne von Gretz IV and TLP talked about all the reasons that they're very unfortunate to be foolish enough to support our favorite teams. The lists were kept brief — five for both teams plus a Bonus Five (!) for the Oilers, who will miss the playoffs once again, much to TLP's delight — but could have been longer. Much, much longer.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Chris Vande Velde (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Jonathan Willis
April 11 2009 10:56AM

vande-velde

Edmonton Oilers prospect Chris Vande Velde seems likely to return to college rather than sign a professional contract for this upcoming season. The prospect was quoted as saying that there was a “75 percent” chance he would return to NCAA play.

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GDB/GDFD No. 81: El Batalla de Alberta con queso

Ryan Lambert
April 10 2009 06:02PM

battlerages

Round 1 of The Battle of Alberta doubleheader goes tonight in what was originally going to be an absolute blowout final two games between the Oil and the Flames. That was before GDB No. 1, when hope ran high. Fast forward to GDB 81 and this game suddenly means less than a game of chess between Paris and Nicky Hilton. It will also be just as futile and pathetic.

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