Watch the Game Episode 13: Thanksgiving Thankfulness

Watch The Game Podcast
November 26 2016 08:17AM

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Sam, Cam and Jeff record a special edition of the podcast where they breakdown each team and what they should be thankful for this holiday season. All thirty teams and even a little bit of Vegas Golden Knights talk as well. Some teams are just a little more thankful than others.

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Sophomore Sensation: Nikolaj Ehlers Having Breakout Year

Sammi Silber
November 25 2016 11:00AM

Though the "sophomore slump" plagues many second-year players in the NHL, the opposite can be said for Winnipeg Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers.

The 20-year-old had an impressive rookie debut last season, posting 15 goals and 38 points in 72 games. This time around, he looks even stronger. In 21 games played this season, Ehlers has 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) and is proving to be one of the Jets' top forwards this season.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
November 25 2016 05:00AM

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NHL power rankings, stop comparing Austin Matthews to Patrik Laine, Canucks and Anthony Duclair, Flames special teams costing them, Oilers are deep, Black Friday deals, Brent Burns, the Expansion Draft, a reason for every team in the league to be thankful, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Fourth Lines, Third Pairs and The Extra 2%

Dom Luszczyszyn
November 24 2016 01:14PM

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Back in the summer of 2013, before hockey analytics really became a part of the mainstream lexicon, there was an article posted on Yahoo on Kyle Dubas. I'll never forget the lead to that article:

"One of the first things Kyle Dubas did when he became the general manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds was buy everybody in the office a copy of Jonah Keri's The Extra 2%, a book that chronicles the overhaul by two Wall Street analysts of the Tampa Bay Rays, turning them from a laughingstock of baseball to a perennial contender in the American League East Division."

As it turns out, the guy who wrote the piece on the "not-so-secret" use of analytics by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds was a former TLN Managing Editor, a guy who's now employed by the Leafs: Cam Charron. Funny how that ends up working out.

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Top to Bottom: A reason for every NHL team to be thankful

Cam Lewis
November 24 2016 12:00PM

Hockey coverage is often so negative. We look at why things aren't going to happen or why a team is actually significantly worse than they appear to be. So to celebrate American Thanksgiving, let's look at a reason fans of every NHL team have to feel thankful.

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