Tonight's opponent, the Coyotes played last night, how'd that work out?
Canucks' power play comes to life in 7-1 win over Coyotes - Nucks Misconduct - When it rains, it pours. That was the case for Mike Smith, Devan Dubnyk and the rest of the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night as the Vancouver Canucks delivered a 7-1 romp at Rogers Arena.
Oilers forward Nail Yakupov looking for the touch he displayed in first season with the team - Edmonton Sun - When it comes to skating hard, playing with energy and trying to make things happen, Nail Yakupov is easily one of the most consistent Edmonton Oilers. But if they re-did the 2012 NHL Draft he probably wouldn’t go in the top 20.
Edmonton Oilers rookie Leon Draisaitl’s time in press box ‘helpful’ - Edmonton Journal - "Obviously, it’s a new game for me and ... there’s lots of stuff I have to do better," Draisaitl said. "At the end of the day, I wasn’t very happy with my game, and that was one of the reasons why I sat out the last game, and I now I have to make sure I’m better. It was really helpful sitting up there and watching from a different standpoint."
World Juniors Related
It's gold or bust for Canada's world junior team - Toronto Sun - Scott Salmond was sitting in a lower-bowl seat at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Sunday morning, watching as Canada wrapped up its on-ice preparation for an exhibition game that night against Sweden.
Lazar named Team Canada captain at world juniors - Toronto Sun - That Curtis Lazar is going to be a leader for Canada at the 2015 world junior can’t be argued.
Two Oilers prospects will be playing in the World Juniors this year, Darnell Nurse and William Lagesson. Nurse came in at #6 in our most recent Top 25 Under 25; Lagesson, and his gorgeous hair, was #20.
Around The NHL
Jack Eichel could go No. 1 in 2015 NHL Draft - Sportsnet.ca - In any other draft year, the U.S. phenom would be a lock for first overall. And he might be this year.
Most Valuable Forward For Each Team in the West - The Hockey Writers - Scoring more goals doesn't necessarily make an individual more valuable. A look at the Western Conference and each team's most valuable forward.