Friday Thoughts: Tears, laughs and more

There are 20 games remaining in the 2017/2018 NHL season. Fourteen playoff spots are confirmed, with Philadelphia and Florida battling for the final spot in the east, while St. Louis and Colorado will face each other tomorrow to determine who gets the final spot in the west, and the opportunity to be bludgeoned by the…


10 Years: Nation Rising

I’ve got to admit, I had no idea what I was in for as I drove to Earl’s restaurant on 170th Street and 100th Ave. in late February of 2008 for a lunch meeting with three guys I’d never met to talk about getting involved with a website that I’d never heard of. I had…


A $9.5-million third pairing?

There’s a real chance both Andrej Sekera ($5.5 million AAV) and Kris Russell ($4 million AAV) find themselves on the Oilers’ third pairing next season. The Oilers need to upgrade their defence. They currently have three defenceman they can count on to play top-four minutes next season: Darnell Nurse, Oscar Klefbom, and Adam Larsson.


The Roundup

Finding someone for Draisaitl; Tavares and the Red Wings; A look back at the Sedins career; the Expansion draft and cost of playing college rookies; a new Draft Lottery simulator; Giordano, Hamilton, Rasmus Dahlin and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.