My status with Matt Martin: It's complicated

Jeff Veillette
January 21 2017 02:09AM

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Thanks to some media scrum answers, Matt Martin the topic in everybody's favourite hockey venue. I'm not talking about the Air Canada Centre, but the Social Media Coliseum, where we all take this very seriously and on each other's throats. 

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Is Patrick Maroon for real?

Jonathan Willis
January 20 2017 04:30PM

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One commonly cited statistic with regard to Patrick Maroon’s transformation in Edmonton is his goals total. After scoring 26 goals in 204 games with Anaheim, he now has 26 goals in just 63 games with the Oilers.

The other way of putting that is that after scoring 26 goals on his first 300 shots (8.7 shooting percentage) he now has 26 goals on his last 144 shots (18.1 shooting percentage). Normally, this sort of thing does not end well, but is there reason to think that Maroon could be an exception to the rule?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 20 2017 05:00AM

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Should the Leafs or Oilers chase Shattenkirk, the Canucks point streak affecting long term goals, Dylan Larkin's struggles, Draisaitl's fantastic season, Mikael Backlund's case for the Selke, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

In the Roundup we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it's good to know what other teams are doing, or maybe you find an interesting article you wouldn't have found otherwise.

Note* This article is posted  across all Nation Network team sites so comments are an open forum.

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NHLNotebook: McDavid and Draisaitl hit 100 career points, Eberle finally scores and TSN's trade bait list

Zach Laing
January 19 2017 11:16AM

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The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article.  

In this NHLNotebook, we look at McDavid becoming the third fastest Oiler to reach 100 points, Jordan Eberle finally getting the monkey off his back as well as a TSN Trade Bait list that is packed full of big names.

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NHLN Power Rankings: Jan. 17, 2017

Scott Maxwell
January 17 2017 12:25PM

It's time for your weekly dose of the NHL Numbers power rankings. I'll look at the five best and worst NHL teams thus far in the season, as well as the three best and worst players in the last week.

Note: All use of Corsi For and Expected Goals For are Score and Venue Adjusted, and at even strength. All stats come from Corsica Hockey, and NHL.com (don't worry, it's only the standings).

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