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Eakins' Old School Side Struggling to Survive

Today, Eakins said some interesting things. He suggested there's hope for a modern Oilers roster with him as the coach. He also warned us that on any given day, he may let his old school side run wild and put Fraser on the ice to try and punch faces.


Best Farm Practices, MacTavish and Green on the Move

When Craig MacTavish returned to the Edmonton Oilers as Senior VP of Hockey Operations in June of 2012 it was only fair to assume he was being groomed for future General Manager duties....


Analytics is a Method, Part 2: What's Wrong with the Devils?

In a previous post, I argued analytics ought to be viewed as a method of solving problems and that the manner in which it has been mainstreamed by recent case studies (notably the Wild, Kings and...


Hockey Analytics is a Method, Part 1

The most valuable insights are the last to be discovered; but methods are the most valuable insights. --the methods, it should be said ten times over, are the essential thing, as well as the...


Luke Gazdic, Stay or Go? And Some Comparables.

Luke Gazdic has played in 58 of a possible 66 games this year. He is consistently dressed over clearly better hockey options as Dallas Eakins continues to affirm his interest in icing a black hole 4th line. Assuming he re-signs, what's the cost?


They Are Going to Re-Sign Mark Fraser Aren't They?

Gone are the days of Smid and Nick Schultz taking up a roster spot and significant ice time. However, for the time being at least, it sure looks like at least one permanent, everyday roster spot is going to be reserved for a fighter on the back end.


Schultz' Struggles

Despite being persistently bad and despite better alternatives, Dallas Eakins has trusted in the "veteran presence" of Nick Schultz.


Hybrid Icing! Or, On Middling Positions and Bargaining Pitfalls

In recent days, the GMs have met and placed icing at the forefront of their discussions. So, what can we expect and when can we expect it?


Welcome Back Taylor Fedun?

Taylor Fedun is back on the ice, but so many questions remain.


A Narrative Revisited: Hemsky 83

Though the foundation is shaky, the media has built a narrative about Ales Hemsky.

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