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Friday Fights: Quality Plummeting

Hello out there, I’m on the air, it’s Hockey Fights today. This is a weekly feature where we will take a look back at the best tilts of the week that was, a fond look back at the fights that were, and a strong finger wag at the worst fight of the week. It’s been…

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The 600 club: Shanahan discusses Ovechkin and goal scoring

Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan scored 656 goals in his NHL career. He is the only member of the exclusive 600-goal club, which now has 20 members, who had more than 2,000 penalties minutes. Shanahan was an aggressive power forward who could score. He scored 50 goals twice, potted 40 goals four times and…

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Ty Rattie is next up on the McDavid line

The Oilers are travelling to Florida for back-to-back games against the Panthers and Lightning this weekend. According to Jack Michaels, Pontus Aberg won’t be in the lineup on Saturday, so it’ll be the freshly-recalled Ty Rattie sliding in on the top line.

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Connor McDavid races the rest of the Oilers

Connor McDavid has been in the NHL for almost three full seasons and I don’t think we’ve ever encountered a video of him racing his own teammates. We’ve seen him in the Oilers skills competition, but never in a full blown race against each other. We now have video evidence of this thanks to Gene…

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Oilers recall Ty Rattie from Bakersfield Condors

For the second time in a matter of weeks, the Edmonton Oilers have recalled Ty Rattie from the Bakersfield Condors. In the two games he played with the Oilers during his last recall, Ty Rattie didn’t get much done with the big club as he didn’t get a point or even a shot on goal, and was…

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The McDavid Oilers are behind other rebuilds

Missing the playoffs in the third year of Connor McDavid’s entry-level contract is a huge disappointment. Making a run at the Stanley Cup during a young superstar’s ELC is important. Once they get paid, other players are often sacrificed to accommodate their jump in salary.

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The Roundup

Who are the Oilers trade chips; missing the playoffs might be the best thing for Flames; Canucks could be first team ever to finish 31st in NHL history; the NHL wants everyone to stop complaining, scoring chances versus Corsi and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.