It’s time to change the NHL Awards process

Jonathan Willis
May 11 2013 08:46AM

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The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association votes on most of the NHL’s major awards – the Hart, Norris, Calder, Selke, Conn Smythe, Lady Byng and Bill Masterton trophies are all decided by hockey’s scribes.

The time has come for the writers to step up and improve transparency.

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May 10 2013 07:31PM

Teemu Hartikainen is "in the window" where he needs to step up from "quality AHL player" to "NHL regular. It's a massive step, and one I'm sure Edmonton would love to see the big Finn make this fall. The question I have is this: will Harski provide enough offense?

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Goaltender trade target: Anaheim Ducks

Jonathan Willis
May 10 2013 12:35PM

If the Edmonton Oilers decide to look to trade to solve their need for a new backup/tandem goaltender (and given the weakness of the free agent crop, they may), the most obvious target is the Anaheim Ducks.

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Back to Sweden!

Jason Strudwick
May 10 2013 10:29AM

That is right. I am back in Sweden! Back to the land of Abba and Julmust. Two things I love about this country, among many others.

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May 10 2013 06:41AM

Raymond Murray was a quality role player for the Edmonton Oilers in the late 1990's and early 2000's, and reprised his role as a depth center during the Stanley run in 2006. He remains one of the best college free agent signings in club history. He will forever be remembered by Oiler fans as "Rem the Gem."

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