NHLN Notebook: Burmistrov, Halak to the AHL, Dahlin, and Colorado searches for Defense

Christian Pagnani
January 03 2017 10:38AM

The Coyotes claim Alex Burmistrov, the Islanders want to get rid of Jaroslav Halak, Rasmus Dahlin is making a name for himself, and Colorado might be willing to part with Matt Duchene or Gabriel Landeskog for a good, young defenseman.

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NHLN Notebook: Tallon back in charge, Tortarella's new beginning, and L.A.'s goaltending issue

Christian Pagnani
December 19 2016 12:25PM

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Dale Tallon is back in charge of making roster decisions in Florida, as the Panthers have apparently shuffled their front office yet again. John Tortorella picked up his 500th career win, and based on the way his season has gone in Columbus, he could very quickly be shaking the negative narrative that has followed him around since his disastrous tenure in Vancouver.  

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NHLN Notebook: Leastern Conference no more, Doughty Norris Speculation, and Girgensons Trade Rumours

Christian Pagnani
December 12 2016 12:36PM

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The Eastern conference may no longer be the Leastern conference. Four out of the top five teams in the league come from the East, and that becomes all five if you sort by winning percentage. The Metropolitan division is leading the way with five teams projected to either come close or break the 100-point threshold. Both Wild Card spots will likely be occupied by Metropolitan teams and the East will feature some of the league's strongest teams come playoff time. Pittsburgh doesn't look like its missed a beat and Philadelphia and Columbus look like new threats. 

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NHLN Notebook: The Surprising Blue Jackets, Slow Starters, and KHL Free Agents

Christian Pagnani
December 05 2016 01:24PM

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The Blue Jackets might actually be good, because woah, that Zach Werenski guy, while Patrice Bergeron, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Andrew Ladd are off to horrible starts, and the Oilers might have found a good right-handed defenseman (that didn't cost them Taylor Hall). 

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The Edmonton Oilers without Connor McDavid on the ice

Christian Pagnani
November 29 2016 03:54PM

The Oilers rely a lot on Connor McDavid. That much isn't a secret. McDavid leads the team in ice-time and is fifth in the entire NHL for forwards, along with having a 12-point lead on the next highest scorer on his team. 

It’s safe to say McDavid is a massively important part of Edmonton’s team. But do they rely on him too much? Is there an actual good NHL team on the ice when he isn't? How do they compare to other top teams in the league in terms of reliance on their top centre? 

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