Effective today, NHL goalies to wear new pants

Zach Laing
February 04 2017 01:00PM

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Starting with today's games, all NHL goalies must now be wearing the new streamlined pants. Martin Jones, pictured above, has already been using the new gear.

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Oilers recall Reinhart, Oesterle and place Khaira, Benning on IR

Zach Laing
February 04 2017 12:00PM

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This morning, the Oilers announced that they have recalled defencemen Jordan Oesterle and Griffin Reinhart from the Bakersfield Condors, while also placing Juhjar Khaira and Matt Benning on the injured reserve. 

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The Edmonton Oilers and a Flat Salary Cap

Jonathan Willis
February 03 2017 07:00AM

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On Wednesday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the probability that the salary cap for 2018-19 would stay at $73.0 million. Assuming that comes to pass, how are the Edmonton Oilers situated? Can they take advantage of the lack of growth in the cap?

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The Leafs made the wrong choice sending Gauthier to the minors

Ryan Hobart
February 03 2017 07:00AM

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To get this out of the way off the start, here's a link to TLN's own Dom Luszczyszyn's piece on why fourth lines and bottom pairs matter. Great, now that that's out of the way... 

The Leafs sent down Frederik Gauthier to the Toronto Marlies yesterday. Ben Smith was able to come off of the Injured Reserve and join the team to re-claim his spot at the team's fourth-line centre for last night's game. So, between Gauthier and Smith, they chose Smith. But, based on what we know, they were 100% wrong.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 03 2017 05:00AM

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5 things to know about Patrik Laine, lots of guys on the block in Detroit, some teams don't want the Leafs to be patient, Flames prospect update is ugly, McDavid clearly breaks NHL fastest skater record, Canucks still hurting from poor drafting, a crazy junior scrap, NHL power rankings, an All-star rundown and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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