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WWYDW(FE): Moving Veteran Defencemen

On Wednesday, NHL Network analyst Brian Lawton appeared on Oilers Now with Brendan Escott and he offered an interesting thought on how Ken Holland might operate this off-season when it comes to his blueline.

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Zone entries that lead to Shots and Scoring Chances

Thanks to Sportlogiq and we are able to get in-depth answers to questions about where a player excels or struggles. Yesterday we looked at who are the best defencemen in the NHL at outlet and stretch passing as well as those who are efficient at transporting the puck out of the defensive zone.

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Weekly Rumours – Big Changes in the Pacific Division?

We got a trade this week! Nothing gets the rumour mill going like an actual trade and the one we got on Thursday was actually a pretty big one. The Penguins picked up a potential top-six forward but they did deal away a first-round pick, which makes me wonder if that’s what they’ll be looking…

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The Three Tiers of Free Agent Goaltenders

The Edmonton Oilers need to find a way to upgrade their goaltending this offseason. If finding a better puck stopper isn’t first on Ken Hollands to-do list, then it better be second. Yes, the duo of Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen was good for them during the regular season, but it became clear during the…

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The NHL’s Top Puck Movers and Puck Transporters

I’m always interested to see how players compare to their competition across the NHL. When analyzing and evaluating defencemen we can look at many different aspects. Points are pretty important, since goals have the biggest impact on the outcome of a games, but there are many other factors to consider. Today I wanted to look…

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Off the Top of My Head

With so much buzz about what Edmonton Oilers’ GM Ken Holland might do to address his goaltending situation, and having touched on the free agent market last week, I’m wondering when Holland might pick up the phone and talk to Pittsburgh Penguins’ GM Jim Rutherford about Matt Murray and Tristan Jarry.