NHLN Notebook: The OHL-AHL relationship, Detroit's ugly situation, and Dougie Hamilton's confusing usage

Cam Lewis
November 21 2016 11:24AM

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Dylan Strome is stuck in limbo, being too good for the OHL but not good enough for the NHL. The Red Wings, after a hot start to the season, have started to crash, which helps remind us how bad their cap situation moving forward actually is. And Dougie Hamilton keeps coming up in trade rumours, which is bizarre, but not as bizarre as the Flames' reluctance to use him as much as they should. 

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NHLN Roundtable: Surprises and Dissapointments After One Month

Cam Lewis
November 16 2016 12:00PM

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It's been just over a month, meaning we can take an opportunity to sit back and discuss which teams are actually as good or bad as their record indicates, and which moves and signings last summer look either really smart or really terrible. 

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NHLN Notebook: The Rangers are succeeding with four scoring lines, The Islanders are imploding

Cam Lewis
November 15 2016 11:00AM

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The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article. 

It's the New York edition! The Rangers have been operating with four scoring lines, like many have been suggesting teams do for quite some time now, and it's working nicely for them. The Islanders, on the other hand, are a complete dumpster fire, which certainly wasn't expected. 

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Top to Bottom: The Overachievers and Underachievers After One Month

Cam Lewis
November 14 2016 12:00PM

It's more of a 'Bottom to Top' but 'Top to Bottom' sounds better. This is a monthly feature where I'll do a dive into each team's underlying numbers to see if they match up with where they currently sit in the standings. 

It's been one month. At this point, we can, in most cases, start to see patterns unfolding that indicate whether teams are good or bad based largely on their underlying numbers. Still, though, one month isn't an entire season. While we can start to get a decent picture of what's going on, there are teams who haven't yet hit their stride, are struggling to adapt to new rosters or coaches, or are simply overachieving based on a hot goalie or strong performances due to a favourable schedule. Let's see who, after one month, is as good or as bad as their place in the standings indicates. 

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NHLN Notebook: 10-0, Shea Weber's luck, and Alex Burmistrov's career

Cam Lewis
November 05 2016 09:00AM

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The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article. 

The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the crap out of the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 10-0. It was probably the greatest game in franchise history, but, of course, all anybody can talk about is Shea Weber. 

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