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Chiarelli Snowed Under

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The 2012 NHL draft was absolutely loaded with blue chip defensive prospects.

For much of that year leading up to the draft, there was a lot of chatter that Ryan Murray might be taken 1st overall but as often happens, Murray fell while the Oilers blew a foot off and selected yet another scoring winger who can’t play a 2 way game. 974 more words

I want to stop thinking about parallel universes

So this is some prime summer hockey writing bullshit, but hear me out.

My girlfriend and I were walking back from Dairy Queen, and she was about to go back to her place, and I was about to go home. 774 more words

Defensemen

Top Pairing Defensemen

Where do top pairing defensemen come from?

I was “in conversation” with some Oiler fans last night…pretty much all of whom are counting on Oscar Klefbom and Darnell Nurse to soon be a cheap source of high level defensive acumen while the team spends all its resources on the top 6 forwards it has received via the draft. 577 more words

Dum Luck

The Edmonton Oilers are likely a much better hockey team today than they were yesterday but they are also a team that is being rewarded, handsomely, for a decade of incompetence. 448 more words

Elite NHL Defensemen

Kevin Shattenkirk, former BU player and current defenseman for the St Louis Blues did a nice two part series on Elite Defensemen in the NHL and the premier skill that each player possesses that sets him apart. 129 more words

Coaching

Hockey Talk: On player control over save percentage

Welcome back to our semi-regular segment where I will touch on a few trending topics in hockey statistics in a less mathematical and more discussion-based format. 769 more words

Save Percentage