The Roundup

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January 16 2015 07:30AM

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Canucks will miss the playoffs, Kessel trade rumors, Flames slowing down, Oilers usual antics, Teemu the Dominator and more in this week's Roundup.

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Nobody was better than the Dominator when he was at his best

Cam Lewis
January 14 2015 09:15AM

When Buffalo raised Dominik Hasek’s number to the rafters on Tuesday night, it sparked a question regarding where he belongs on the list of greatest goaltenders of all time. While he doesn’t have the same longevity or success that legendary goalies from the same era like Patrick Roy and Martin Brodeur had, when he was at his best, nobody was better than Hasek. At his peak, he was the most dominant goalie ever to play the game. There’s a reason he was called the Dominator — it certainly wasn’t just a pun on his first name. 

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Monday Musings...

Jason Gregor
January 12 2015 03:31PM

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It was another rollercoaster weekend for Oilers fans. You were on a high after Friday's convincing victory over Chicago, but the winning ride didn't last long after yesterday's loss to the Florida Panthers.

We are officially past the halfway point of the NHL season, with only the Rangers, Canucks, Panthers and Blue Jackets not playing 41 games, but we've seen 627 of 1230 games played.

Here are some thoughts on the first half and some expectations for the second.

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Remembering Teemu as number 8 goes to the rafters

Cam Lewis
January 12 2015 08:30AM


In a game against the Jets on Sunday night, the Ducks raised Teemu Selanne’s number 8 to the rafters at The Pond, permanently enshrining the greatest and most important player in the history of the franchise. In memory of Teemu’s career, let’s take a look back at just how incredible a player he was. 

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Vinny Lecavalier is being paid $1,030.29 an hour to play against the Lightning

Cam Lewis
January 10 2015 02:12PM

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On Monday, the Tampa Bay Lightning are going to head to the Wells Fargo Centre to take on the Flyers, meaning Vinny Lecavalier is going to take on the team he once captained and won a Stanley Cup with before being bought out. Let’s assume this is going to be a clean, quick game that’s over by 10:00 pm ET. In those three hours, Tampa Bay is going to pay Lecavalier roughly $3,090.87 to play against them. 

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