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|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 26, 2014 at 2:10 AM||comments (0)|
For the first time since January the Edmonton Oilers have strung together a three-game winning streak, after beating the winless Carolina Hurricanes 6 - 3 Friday night. With the victory the Edmonton Oilers improved to 3-4-1 on the season.
Head coach Dallas Eakins, Has begun to show more trust in his youthful first line and it has paid off. Last night, Jordan Eberle Scored his first two goals of the season and added a helper. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Remains...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 24, 2014 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Billionaire William Foley is betting hockey will sell in Sin City .
Foley is in advanced talks with the NHL about bringing the first major league sports franchise to Las Vegas, The Post has learned.
“He’s the real deal,” a source said. “He has deep pockets.
His goal is to bring an NHL team to Vegas starting with the 2017-18 season, which would mark the league’s 100th anniversary.
If he su...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
The Bruins are about to get a taste of what it's like to live without their most indispensable player.
Zdeno Chara, who left Thursday night's loss to the Islanders in the first period after a huge, open ice hit of Islanders' captain John Tavares, is out 4-6 weeks.
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said Chara's injury is a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a Friday press conference.
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|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
Corey Perry picked up his second hat-trick of the season in a 4-1 Ducks win over Buffalo on Wednesday.
It's the second hat-trick already for Perry who now has eight goals and two assists for 10 points through seven games. The sniper absolutely owns the Sabres with 10 goals in 11 career games. Ryan Getzlaf set up two of the goals as the Ducks were in cruise control against the Sabres. The Ducks' dynamic duo are two of the best options in fantasy again this season.
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 23, 2014 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
Charlie Coyle has agreed to a five-year, $16 million extension with the Minnesota Wild.
Coyle is in the last season of his entry-level contract and will come with a $3.2 million annual cap hit starting in 2015-16. This could end up being a great deal for Minnesota. Coyle had 30 points in 70 games last season, but he's capable of doing significantly better than that. We're looking for the 22-year-old forward to get around 45 points this season and if all goes well, he ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
Taylor Hall scored on a penalty shot, added an assist and recorded a plus-two rating in helping the Edmonton Oilers edge the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 Monday night.
It was the Oilers' first victory of the season after the worst start in franchise history at 0-4-1. Hall's goal was his fourth of the season. The left winger was awarded his penalty shot at 14:57 of the second period. He assisted earlier in the second on a pretty backhanded goal by defenseman Justin...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 20, 2014 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning has been the most productive defenseman in the national hockey league since January. So obviously with the news that he will be missing 4 to 6 weeks the Tampa Bay Lightning will have a huge gap to fill on the defense.
As a fantasy owner it's always tough dealing with injuries, however, defensemen are always overlooked. For example: you could likely scoop up TJ Brodie who just signed a new five-year $23 million extension wit...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 18, 2014 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
HockeyFanLand helps predict NHL winners and provides daily picks for fantasy hockey junkies!
BRUINS (2-4-0) at SABRES (1-4-0)
Daily Fantasy Pick: Niklas Svedberg
AVALANCHE (1-3-1) at CANADIENS (4-1-0)
Daily Fantasy Pick: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
BLUE JACKETS (3-1-0) at SENATORS (3-1-0)
Daily Fantasy Pick: Clarke MacArthur
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|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 17, 2014 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 16, 2014 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
Mikkel Boedker recorded his first career hat-trick and added an assist in Arizona's 7-4 beat-down of Edmonton on Wednesday night.
Boedker iced the game with an empty netter in a massive four point outing where he was also a plus three with four hits. Boedker now has five goals, tied with Wayne Simmonds for second in the NHL at the end of Wednesday night's action. Boedker is a restricted free-agent next season so he has plenty of incentive to have a big year coming off...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
The Detroit Red Wings have been in search for a right-shot defenseman for some time and the player that is high on their list is Buffalo Sabres defenseman and former Calder Trophy winner Tyler Myers. That comes according to reports from both Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet and now Bob McKenzie of TSN and NBC Sports.
In his weekly column, Friedman noted that the Red Wings were high on Myers last season and tried to get him. On NBC Sports' pre-game show, McKenzie reporte...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 13, 2014 at 2:55 AM||comments (0)|
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin each had three-point nights in the Penguins’ 5-2 win over the Leafs on Saturday night.
The world-class centers both scored and assisted twice. Malkin didn’t participate in any of the preseason due to an injury, but he hasn’t missed a beat in the early going, with four points in two games. And, well, Crosby has been his usual spectacular self with six points already. Patric Hornqvist had a goal on nine shots and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 11, 2014 at 4:50 PM||comments (2)|
As the Connor McDavid show continues, the Kitchener Rangers became his latest victim. The Newmarket, Ont., native netted two goals and two assists in his third straight game as the Otters pulled off a commanding 8-3 victory. After assisting an Alex DeBrincat (2G-1A, +4) marker, McDavid netted his first goal at the 4:43 mark in the opening frame to give the Otters a two-goal lead. He went on to set up a second DeBrincat goal and scored an unassisted marker in the second period.
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|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 10, 2014 at 6:35 PM||comments (0)|
Patrick Kane is my favorite player in the National Hockey League because he shows up at the most clutch moments of a hockey And makes the most difficult moves look easy. Last night, Kaner was at it again guaranteeing victory for the Blackhawks in a shootout over the new and improved Dallas Stars by a score of 3 - 2. Just take a look at this sick top-shelf backhand. Can you say Showtime!
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|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 10, 2014 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
The New York Rangers kicked off their season on the right foot with a game one victory over the St. Louis Blues. The end of the night, the Blueshirts would receive news that the victory came with a high cost as they would lose their biggest off-season acquisition and Boyle for 4 to 6 weeks.
Boyle was brought to New York for his puck moving abilities and offensive touch on the power play.
This is big stakes for the team to fill and fantasy...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 9, 2014 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 8, 2014 at 2:10 AM||comments (0)|
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Ryan McDonagh has been named the 27th captain in franchise history. The team also announced that Dan Girardi, Martin St. Louis, Marc Staal, and Derek Stepan will serve as the Rangers’ four alternate captains.
“Ryan McDonagh exemplifies what we want a New York Ranger to be,” Sather said. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 7, 2014 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
One of my main complaints left about NBC’s coverage of the National Hockey League is the seeming lack of commitment to combining journalism with their massive television presence. Sure, the network has ProHockeyTalk, but rarely are writers from the show ever used, and rarely does the show ever really delve into things like trade rumors and the business side of the game.
That will change, big time, in the upcoming season, as NBC has added two of the most pr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 6, 2014 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
Johnny Boychuk has been linked to trade rumors all summer long, the Boston Bruins had to make some moves to remain under the NHL salary-cap. The departure of rugged defenseman Boychuk, made the most sense, because he is slated to become an unrestricted free-agent next summer and carries cap-hit of $3,366,667 almost the exact amount Boston needs to ...Read Full Post »