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5 things: Early Calder Candidates

View image | gettyimages.com We’re now 10 or 11 games into the season for just about everyone in the league, and already some of the wheat in the “Calder Consideration” pool is starting to separate from the chaff.

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5 things: Living without you

View image | gettyimages.com There are probably not too many headlines worse than “Jordan Eberle out four to six weeks” as far as the Oilers are concerned, but you’d have to think those would involve longer lengths of time, or the names “Taylor Hall” and “Connor McDavid.” Beyond that, disasters don’t get much bigger.

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Top-10 UFA Countdown: #4 – Antoine Vermette

Photo Credit: Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports The outcome of the Stanley Cup Final will, in many ways, vindicate Stan Bowman’s decisions at the trade deadline this year. He spent big to get Antoine Vermette and Kimmo Timonen (a combined cost of two second-round picks, a first, and a decent prospect) and hadn’t, for most of…

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5 Things: The Value of Dougie Hamilton

View image | gettyimages.com For what seems like the millionth summer in a row — but I’m sure it’s more like the seventh or eighth, which is still an eternity in the NHL — the Boston Bruins are facing a cap crunch. We don’t yet know what the league’s ceiling is going to come to,…

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Top-10 UFA countdown: #10 – Johnny Oduya

Photo Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy! If you’re looking for a veteran presence that Chicago might be inclined to let walk, especially from that blue line, Johnny Oduya seems as likely a…

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So you want to be a Flames fan?

In the wake of 11 straight losses and the Flames continued success, I think it’s safe to say that people said a lot of things they might have wanted to take back in the cold light of a December morning.

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GDB 47.0: Here’s how you know it’s bad

Battle of Alberta Live Chat   (Wanye has instituted a new rule when it comes to BoA’s: winner of the last game gets to write the losers game day post. Naturally I readily agreed because it benefited my side of the conflict. So for those Oilers faithful wondering why a scummy Flames fan is penning…

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The Great American Victory Report Pt. 4: Still the one

Howdy folks. The Olympics are, of course, all about athletic competition, pushing to be the best, and coming together as a global community to celebrate peace and goodwill. But let’s be honest here, it’s also about winners and losers. Canada may have won the most gold ever but I think it’s time we took a…