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Oil Spills: Friday Links - Hamonic, Hamonic, and More Hamonic

All the news that you can use from Edmonton and around the NHL. The speculation about Hamonic's next destination continues. Plus, the Rangers don't fight, how to fix the Penguins, and more.

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

About the Oilers

What's Going on with Mark Fayne? -- The Copper & Blue
A look into the veteran defenceman's 2015/16 season.

Cumulative faceoffs & possession: R2=0.408 -- The Copper & Blue
FO% and team CF% are examined under two data treatments termed "cumulative" and "divided-by-season". FO% is found to higher R-squared in the cumulative treatment indicating that winning faceoffs is an important part of possession-style play.

Dreamland Whoa Whoa -- Black Dog Hates Skunks
A few words on Travis Hamonic who apparently wants out of the Island, asked for a trade out before the season started and wants to move closer to home, which is Manitoba, for family reasons.

It Seems Unlikely that the Edmonton Oilers will land Travis Hamonic - Jonathan Willis -- OilersNation
It’s a shame then that a trade which sees Hamonic land in Edmonton seems so unlikely.

Purcell hires Adam Oates - Jason Gregor -- OilersNation
Teddy Purcell hired former NHL player and former head coach, Adam Oates, this past summer to help him bounce back from what he said, "was my worst NHL season."

Hamonic - The Real Goods? The Numbers Say Yes -- Oilers Nerd Alert
The talk of the town is that Travis Hamonic wants to come (back) out West, and Edmonton is in the conversation. Woo hoo! Now the fanbase is abuzz with trade ideas. Who should we send? Eberle? Schultz? Yak? Next years first? But wait! Before we decide what to pay for him, shouldn’t we figure out just how good he is? Is he a legit top pairing D? Top 4? Defensive specialist? Big hitter? What is he, and how much is he worth?

Around the NHL

Travis Hamonic Trade Talk: New York Islanders may need to accept picks, prospects, or forwards -- Lighthouse Hockey
Given the lack of leverage and the Islanders' reported search for a like match, you should probably expect them to lose the Travis Hamonic trade.

Travis Hamonic Speaks about Trade Request, Ready to Remain Islander until... -- Lighthouse Hockey
Travis Hamonic spoke to New York Islanders teammates and media Thursday morning about his offseason trade request, news of which broke in hockey media the night before.

Individual Offensive Contribution Graphs (Through 11/16) -- Two Bearded Ladies
All of these graphs represent a player’s individual offensive contribution to their teams based on two stats. First, is Individual Corsi For per 60 (iCF/60). This basically tallies all the shots on target, missed shots, and blocked shots a player has taken up until I pulled the data, and then turned it into a rate stat. The second is Personal Shooting %, often just called Shooting %, which is the number of goals a player has, divided by the number of shots on goal they’ve taken.

The Rangers Aren't Fighting Because They Don't Need To -- Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers haven't been fighting. Do you miss it? Do we need it?

How the Penguins Can Fix Underlying Issues -- Today's Slapshot
There’s been a monumental disconnect between the amount of firepower their roster boasts on paper and the actual output they’ve managed to generate thus far. Really, it’s to fathom that a team with this much talent could be this anemic and look this feeble, but the reality is that they’re currently scoring the fourth fewest goals per game as a unit.

Andrei Markov is on pace for a career-best year, and the coaching staff deserves some credit -- Eyes On The Prize
The Montreal Canadiens' coaching staff has Andrei Markov in a position to succeed, and he has responded with what projects to be the best season of his career.

Why Evgeny Kuznetsov is taking off for the Washington Capitals - Craig Custance -- ESPN ($$$)
It took all of 45 seconds for Evgeny Kuznetsov to end another overtime. The burgeoning Washington Capitals star took a pass along the wall early in overtime in Detroit, made a subtle little pass to himself off the wall to get past Henrik Zetterberg, and then turned on the jets to beat the remaining Red Wings on the ice to goalie Petr Mrazek. Just like that, a tight goalie battle was over. The kid nicknamed Harry Potter by his teammates after his arrival from the KHL worked his magic again.