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Derek Zona

NHL Contributor

Derek Zona is the only Edmonton Oilers fan marooned in Western Pennsylvania. He spends his time talking about PDO and Fenwick with dumbfounded Penguins fans. He's the Managing Editor of The Copper & Blue and the Leader of The Church Of Kurri.

MOST RECENT POSTS

NHL Midseason Awards: Henrik Lundqvist, Adam Henrique, Dave Bolland Among Winners

As teams enter the second half of the NHL regular season, it's time to hand out some mid-season hardware. Some of the winners may surprise you, while others are certainly more obvious.

NHL Power Rankings: Ottawa Senators Join Top 10, Boston Bruins Keep Making History

The Boston Bruins are making history every single time they step onto the ice, and it doesn't appear there's much to stop them. Meanwhile, the Ottawa Senators are the big surprise of the week, jumping into the top-10.

NHL Power Rankings: Big Bad Bruins Lead The Way

The Boston Bruins are the team to beat, but there are no shortage of contenders in the West. Upstarts Ottawa and Winnipeg are angling for playoff spots.

NHL Power Rankings: Boston Bruins Lead The Pack; St. Louis Blues Shaking Up Central

The Bruins are on fire, but the Western Conference occupies four of the top five spots in our NHL Power Rankings. The Central Division dominates the top ten.

NHL Power Rankings: Detroit Red Wings Push Back To The Top Of The West

In our Western Conference Power Rankings, the Detroit Red Wings have returned to the summit, and it's starting to look familiar up there. Can the few teams still surprising us keep their hot starts going beyond the quarter pole?

NHL Power Rankings: Phoenix Coyotes Emerging As Western Contender

The Coyotes and Wild are the hottest teams in our Western Conference Power Rankings, and though the Stars are stumbling, the voters did not punish them. The Avalanche have collapsed.

NHL Power Rankings: Stars Illuminate Western Conference

The Stars cannot be stopped, thanks to a reborn Sheldon Souray and a team capable of ignoring ownership distractions.

NHL Power Rankings, Western Conference: Chicago Leads The Way, Columbus Is Still Bad

In our Western Conference Power Rankings, the Chicago Blackhawks lead the way and Columbus is bad. In the middle? Well, let's just say things are different than usual.

NHL Realignment: Hockey Should Look To NFL, MLB Model To Solve Problems

The NHL will likely announce realignment in December. In order to solve travel and economic imbalance, the league should shift to a model that mirrors the NFL and MLB.

Which NHL General Managers Are On The Hot Seat?

The list of NHL general managers is pretty steady as we enter the 2011-12 season, but that could all change very fast for seven men on our list.

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