Dear NHL Pundits: It's the thought that counts

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November 21 2012 08:34AM

It's the thought that counts

Aw, you shouldn't have.

No, really. I mean it. You shouldn't have.

If you take yourself at all seriously about being a "journalist," sports or otherwise, you shouldn't have been in such a rush to "break" a story that you neglected to put some thought into it. THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART!

Whether you're a hockey analyst or just picking out a gift, it's the thought that counts.

And with both Christmas and the endgame in the NHL lockout both just around the corner, maybe a review of this idea is in order...

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Career Probabilities: Tyler Pitlick

Jonathan Willis
November 21 2012 08:11AM

What is Tyler Pitlick’s long-term NHL future? Could he be a second-line power forward-type player? Or will he even have an NHL career?

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KHL Highlights: Actual hockey

Steve Dangle
November 20 2012 10:17PM


See that? That's Alex Ovechkin.
See what he's doing? He's celebrating.
Know what he's celebrating? A goal.
How do you score a goal? Actually play hockey. 
The KHL is doing that right now, and I quite like it. Hopefully you do, too. Enjoy!

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November 20 2012 08:31PM

Pre-season rankings had Curtis Lazar among the ten best prospects in the world among 2013 eligibles. Just a few months later, Lazar is barely in the top 10 in his own league. What happened?

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Ten Points: Would the Oilers have been better off waiting?

Jonathan Willis
November 20 2012 01:16PM

1. Would the Oilers have been better off signing Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle in the new CBA? This is a question I ask myself all the time, and we won’t really have an answer for it until we see the new agreement and players comparable to Hall and Eberle start signing new deals.

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