October 28 2016 09:42AM
With last night's win in St. Louis, the Detroit Red Wings are starting to get not their just own fanbase, but countless NHL observers to stand up and take notice. There are some impressive factors that have led the Wings to snag 12 points in 8 games so far. How good a start is this based on recent history? Well, let's say then can finish the first 10-game segment of this season with 15 points -- want to know the last time they did that?
October 28 2016 08:00AM
We're eight games into the 2016-17 season, just shy of 10% through the schedule. The Flames have won three of their eight games and there are a few questions afoot about their scoring. Are they doing enough of it? Or are they scoring about as much as you'd expect (and the "blame" for the losses more falls on their defensive play and goaltenders)?
Using each player's career shooting (and save) percentages as a guide, we've dug into the Flames' numbers thus far in the season to find out.
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October 28 2016 05:00AM
Leafs need to get Andersen out of the net, Canucks tired already, Jets need to develop their young prospect, Flames have some optimism after slow start, Oilers planning the parade route, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
October 27 2016 02:26PM
With their faces pressed firmly against the waiver wire this morning, there was disappointment among some factions of Canucks fans that Emerson Etem, waived yesterday by Anaheim, passed through without claim. Those feelings were short lived however, because we were quickly distracted by two more interesting names on the waiver wire as of 9:00am this morning: New York's Dylan McIlrath and St. Louis' Magnus Paajarvi.
The Canucks have already elected to bring Mike Zalewski up from Utica, but might they be enticed by these two new players that are available free of charge?
October 27 2016 02:25PM
The Edmonton Oilers are 6-1.
They are in first place in the Western Conference.
Connor McDavid leads the NHL in scoring with 11 points.
Many felt the last of those three was possible, but no one had the Oilers storming out the gate like they have. In their six wins they have outscored their opponents 25-11.
They are playing like a legitimate playoff contender, but there is one odd stat which stands out.