September 09 2016 10:55PM

The Edmonton Oilers, historically, are not a strong destination for veteran NHL players who miss out on the big money of free agency. If I asked you to recall the last actual NHL player who attended Oilers camp on a tryout offer, what would your answer be? My answer after the break.

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Why Has Scoring Declined so Drastically in the NHL?

Jacob Stoller
September 09 2016 04:00PM


Many die-hard hockey fans can tell you that Wayne Gretzky holds the all-time NHL scoring record with 2,857 points. Thos fans will also tell you this record will likely never be broken. Not only because of the nearly 1,000 point lead he has on the next highest all-time scorer, Mark Messier, but also due to the drastic decline of scoring in the NHL.

There is no one simple explanation for this result, but let's review some of the reasons as to why the number of goals per game is reducing.

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A look back at the Red Wings' last ever #6: Cummy Burton

Mike Commito
September 09 2016 02:04PM


Cummy Burton and Gordie Howe. As a rookie, Burton roomed with Mr. Hockey on road trips. 

Jeopardy contestant: I'll take NHL Potpourri for $400, Alex. 

Alex Trebek: He was the last player to wear #6 for the Detroit Red Wings. 

Jeopardy contestant: Who is Larry Aurie? 

Alex Trebek: Oh I'm sorry, we were actually looking for Cummy Burton. 

Jeopardy contestant: The singer from the Guess Who played hockey?

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Want to win your fantasy pool this year? Buy the 2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit from DailyFaceoff

Thomas Drance
September 09 2016 11:14AM

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Can the Flames keep up their offensive production?

Ari Yanover
September 09 2016 11:00AM

In the 2015-16 season, the Flames scored 231 goals. They were 11th in the league in terms of offence. Scoring goals was not the problem for them - preventing goals was, seeing as how their 260 allowed was the most in the NHL.

The Flames have taken steps to prevent more goals this season; specifically, they completely overhauled their entire crease. On paper, they look good. We'll see how that comes to when put into practice.

But will their offence hold up? Let's take a look at that.

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