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Atlantic Preview: Rivalries set to flare in top-heavy division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series breaking down what each NHL team did over the off-season and projecting where they stand in the context of their division in 2017-18. I’m doing standings predictions from bottom to top. Also, give your predictions and rationales in the comments so we circle back and see…

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A few thoughts on tonight’s Oilers-Flames tilt

The Edmonton Oilers iced a skilled team tonight against the Calgary Flames in Penticton but the inexperience of the forward group cost them for much of the game. The Flames best players pushed for the first 40 minutes, with Dylan Wells and a solid Edmonton defense holding the opposition at bay. In the third period,…

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Quick Hits on Oilers vets and rookies

The Oilers informal skates began earlier this week at the practice rink at Rogers Place, and every day new players are arriving. Patrick Maroon and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins joined the skate this morning. Mark Fayne arrived last night, however, his equipment didn’t make the transfer in Toronto and he wasn’t on the ice this morning because…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Atlantic Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Panthers and Sabres are moving in a new direction again, the Lightning dealt with some housekeeping that should allow them to rebound next…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Central Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Blackhawks went through another renaissance and brought back some familiar faces, the Predators added to one of the best young cores in the…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Pacific Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Coyotes took a major step forward into actually contending, the Ducks navigated nicely through the expansion draft, the Flames continued their search for…

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The Good Stuff From The First Round – Western Conference

We looked yesterday at all of the good stuff from the first round in the Eastern Conference. Today, let’s go through everything that went down in the wild West. Edmonton? Winning something other than a draft lottery? The Hawks? Can barely even score one goal? Jake Allen is Dominik Hasek now? Playoff hockey, my friends. It’s the…

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NHL First Round Playoff Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks

This is part of a playoff preview series based at NHLNumbers.com Here it is. The Edmonton Oilers are in the playoffs. Connor McDavid will get his first opportunity to show the hockey world that he is, in fact, the best player around when the games matter most. The first test will be the San Jose…

Breaking Down Summer 2016: Pacific Division

Embed from Getty Images This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also,…