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Quick Hits: Oilers Win Lottery, Hub Cities and OT

The NHL draft lottery goes tonight, but it will be much different than previous lotteries. Because one, two or even three teams could win the lottery (top-three picks) tonight, and not even know it. That is not a typo. Let me explain.

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The Call

The thing about awards or honors that are voted on, like induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, is that, aside from obvious first-ballot guys like Jarome Iginla, there is going to be debate. Not only among the 18 voters comprising the HHOF committee, where 14 voters must agree before a player is inducted, but…

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Big Decisions: The Blueline

We’re roughly six or seven weeks away from the NHL’s season resuming which means it is a perfect time to start dissecting what the Oilers lineup should look like when the puck drops in early August. Last week, I wrote about both the top six and the bottom six. Today, I want to focus on…

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Canadiens: All-Time Drafted Roster

The Nation Network continues our series on the seven Canadian franchise’s all-time rosters of drafted players. While unrestricted free agency gets more focus each summer, the draft is much more important to an organization’s long-term success. The NHL Entry Draft is the scouts’ championship. It is very difficult projecting how good teenage hockey players will…