5 things: Early Calder Candidates

Ryan Lambert
October 30 2015 01:57PM

We're now 10 or 11 games into the season for just about everyone in the league at this point, and already some of the wheat in the "Calder Consideration" pool is starting to separate from the chaff.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
October 30 2015 06:45AM

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Flames look like smoldering dumpster fire, concern early in Canucks season, Leafs losing despite obvious improvements, Oilers next ten need to be better, Byfuglien hates three on three OT, Joe Thornton trade a decade later, daily fantasy, Evander Kane and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Draftkings. 

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Eyes on the Dollar: Nashville Predators

Cam Lewis
October 28 2015 09:00AM

Earlier this week, the Nashville Predators locked Mattias Ekholm to a six-year extension, meaning they have the brunt of their defensive core locked up long-term. The only core defenceman who isn't under control for the foreseeable future is Seth Jones, who's entry-level deal expires at the end of the season. Along with Jones, Filip Forsberg will also need a new deal this summer, but thanks to a bunch of team-friendly deals, the Preds should have no problem getting their star young players signed. 

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2016 Draft - PCS Preseason Rankings - Part 3 - Curious Case of Max Jones

money puck
October 25 2015 01:47PM

In the first two parts of this series on 2016 draft eligible prospects, I focused on prospects whose performance as a 16-year-old was so off the charts that they did not have historical peers and players whose PCS scores were so high that they suggest a very high likelihood of future success. However, one of the most valuable attributes of PCS is when you see a highly rated prospect whose performance so far does not seem to match his scouting rank. 

There was no bigger disconnect between the scouting ranking and actual production than for the London Knight's Max Jones, so I thought it would be worthwhile to dig into this a bit further. 

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The effects of the Joe Thornton trade a decade later

Cam Lewis
October 24 2015 09:00AM

It’s crazy how time flies. It’s been almost a decade now since the Boston Bruins shipped Joe Thornton, their franchise cornerstone, to the San Jose Sharks for Brad Stuart, Wayne Primeau, and Marco Sturm. That’s obviously a really underwhelming package to get back for the guy who went on to win the Hart Trophy that same season, but you could argue that Boston ended up being the long-term winner because they won the Stanley Cup in 2011, while the Sharks have failed to live up to expectations in the playoffs. 

Let’s look back at one of the biggest trades in recent memory and see how it effected both of the teams involved. 

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