The Case Against Kris Russell Part 1

Matt Henderson
December 02 2016 02:30PM

Alright. I’ve been overly damned cheery for weeks on this site. I think it’s a pretty much non-stop stream of happiness since the season began, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that the Oilers are on the verge of doing something incredibly unadvisable: Extending Kris Russell. It makes so little sense for so many reasons, and yet here we are. Let’s have a conversation about this.

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The most (and least) improved Leafs of November

Jeff Veillette
December 02 2016 01:55PM

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Yesterday, we went over the Leafs' statistical progress as a team over the month of November. The overall conclusion was that they're getting pucks closer to the net and that the spike in puck-stopping has gone a long way in making the team Actually Good (TM). Continuing the trend, I dove into just about every statistic that I could pull out for October and November for individual players at and came up with three names in each direction that deserve to be pointed out for their progression from month to month.

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By The Numbers: Catching up with Logan Stanley

Garret Hohl
December 02 2016 01:37PM

The Winnipeg Jets traded up to draft Logan Stanley at 18th overall in what was a fairly controversial pick for the Jets divided fanbase. Stanley since returned to the Ontario Hockey League. He has seen some development to his game, but is it enough?

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Just how good are the Edmonton Oilers?

Jonathan Willis
December 02 2016 10:27AM

It’s a Friday in December and the Edmonton Oilers are not only in playoff position, but they’re there on merit. The really scary thing? If the underlying numbers are to be believed, the rest of the season may go even better.

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The Jets Should Trade For Martin Marincin

Cammers
December 02 2016 09:00AM

The Jets are in a bit of a quandry. They are half committing to a youth movement that is not letting them optimize their lineup. Currently, they are deploying players like Mark Stuart and Chris Thorburn to fill 4th line and bottom pairing roles on defence and offence. 

Now, the Jets are playing Stuart out of necessity because of injuries, but what would it look like to trade for a cheap and better option to fill out the bottom defence pairing? 

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