Highlights from the Waiver Wire, 10/1/2016 Edition

Jonathan Willis
October 01 2016 03:56PM

With each passing day, we get closer to the start of the 2016-17 NHL season and hockey games with actual value in the standings. We also get closer to completed rosters, a fact which means the names on the waiver wire get more interesting by the day.

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Highlights from the Waiver Wire, 9/30/2016 Edition

Jonathan Willis
September 30 2016 01:00PM

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Everybody loves the idea of getting something for nothing, and the NHL equivalent is the waiver wire. Friday marks the first time in the 2016-17 season that we’ve seen substantial activity, and while it’s unlikely that we’ll see a claim – most teams are busy figuring out how to deal with their own waiver issues – there are a few names worth highlighting.

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WCOH Game 10: Canada vs. Europe

Jonathan Willis
September 21 2016 05:53PM

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Canada and “Europe” are both bound for the playoff round of the World Cup, but that doesn’t make this final game of the preliminary round meaningless. The winner finishes the group segment with a perfect record; the loser draws Sweden in the semifinal. It’s a game worth winning.

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2016 World Cup of Hockey Preview: Group A

Jonathan Willis
September 15 2016 07:30AM


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With the preliminary round out of the way, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey is ready to get down to the contests that actually count this weekend. Group A will feature the marquee matchup of Canada vs. the United States, along with the less-heralded Czech Republic and Team Europe.

Here’s how those countries stack up.

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December Dilemmas

Jonathan Willis
August 30 2016 07:00AM

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One of the questions I’m often asked is why it is so important for NHL teams to address all of their important positional issues in the summer. After all, the reasoning goes, is there really much harm in checking out the players on the roster for a month or two and then fixing things up if necessary then?

Although superficially plausible, this is a dangerous way to run an NHL team.

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