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Darnell Nurse is a beast

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Nurse currently sits 2nd amongst all skaters in OHL scoring with 24pts in 22 games. He's on pace for a 74pt season. MacT better trade him before his value drops ;)

Yakimov is here to pump you up

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A regular reader pointed out that Bogdan Yakimov does not lack the physique to be an NHL player, as indicated by a photo of him posted to his Twitter account @bosh1011 .

This poor guy doesn't look too happy Rumour is that del Zotto is having some contract issues with...

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This poor guy doesn't look too happy Rumour is that del Zotto is having some contract issues with the New York Rangers. Do we offer what he wants on a nice juicy offer sheet? Who doesn't love 22 y/o d-men who could fit nicely on a D pair with a certain 22 y/o defenseman named Schultz?

With Eric Tillman coming out and admitting he regrets trading Ricky Ray. What regret will...

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With Eric Tillman coming out and admitting he regrets trading Ricky Ray. What regret will Tambellini admit on the couch of a journalist?

Tirade for Teemu Like a trickling stream that gathers into a raging torrent. Like a butterfly's...

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Tirade for Teemu Like a trickling stream that gathers into a raging torrent. Like a butterfly's wings that unleash the hurricane. You have become the bestial energy that powers our ship across these tortured oceans. You alone can make fertile these baron lands. The apprenticeship is over, come to us now. Yet like the Swedes who joined you in exile, You have been caught in the endless dithering of a lamentable GM. Who feeds on the bitter milk that trickles from his master's low-hanging breasts, And whose only redemption is the luck of the lottery, Massaged by the self-serving myopia of media poodles. But for those among these pages of unparalleled wisdom, Our fourth line spreads its legs for you, Welcoming you silently into its eager embrace, And awaiting your manifold truculence to liberate us, From the blackened earth scorched by years of an interminable rebuild. The horsemen are leaving now, Teemu. Your sweat will bring forth new bounties from these icy wastes, Your blood will help vanquish our foes, Your seed will once more make fertile the bars of Whyte Avenue. Take our hands and lead us to the promised land.

The only reasonable thing to do after your team trades away it's best d-man and replaces him with...

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The only reasonable thing to do after your team trades away it's best d-man and replaces him with Cam Barker against the Winnipeg Jets.

From 2000, an article about the Oilers entering a "winning era" with KLowe in charge. Classic.

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From 2000, an article about the Oilers entering a "winning era" with KLowe in charge. Classic.

Although Smyth denied it in an interview, the LA Times suggests the trade rumours are...

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Although Smyth denied it in an interview, the LA Times suggests the trade rumours are genuine: "It's believed the Kings would take a mid-range draft pick for Smyth, who played his 1,000th career game early last season." So: would you do that - take on Smyth and his $6.25m cap hit ($4.5m real dollars) for a fourth round pick?

Call me nostalgic, but I can’t count out a team with crazy old Roli between the pipes come playoff...

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Call me nostalgic, but I can’t count out a team with crazy old Roli between the pipes come playoff time. The only disagreement I have here is the TB/Pitt series. Take the lightning in 6, provided the old bastard doesn’t break. In fact, I can see TBay in the conference finals (not the SCF) if Roloson holds up. Well, I hate to say I told you so Scott, but, well...Dwayne Roloson is currently the leader in GAA (1.77) and sv% (.949) and has blanked the Capitals twice in the regular season, including his first start after being traded from the Islanders to the Lightning. 6-0 in elimination games, and with just enough batshit power left in his tank, I think Roli is the difference in round 2.