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Taylor Hall has 2 points in Oilers' first win

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments 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...

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Victor Hedman breaks finger vs. Canucks, will miss 4-6 weeks

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 20, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments 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...

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Hockey picks tonight

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 18, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments 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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Scrivens isn't 'cowering', tells coach he's going to win tonight

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 17, 2014 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Ben Scrivens will be Edmonton’s starting goalie tonight at home versus the Canucks.


And he’s guaranteed his coach the win.


“In my conversation with him, he was like, ‘I’m going to win that gam...

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Mikkel Boedker records first career hat-trick

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 16, 2014 at 4:15 PM Comments 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...

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Red Wings have 'significant interest' in Tyler Myers

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments 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...

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Crosby, Malkin combine for six points in win

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 13, 2014 at 2:55 AM Comments 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 ...

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Top prospect Connor McDavid notches 4 points in 3rd straight game

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 11, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments 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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Video: Patrick Kane goes top shelf in the shootout

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 10, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments 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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Rangers Dan Boyle out 4-6 weeks with a broken hand

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 10, 2014 at 3:30 PM Comments 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...

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Henrik Sedin scores one-handed empty-net goal

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 9, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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This was probably the nicest empty net goal I have ever seen. What a great display of athleticism by Henrik Sedin. Especially, given the fact that this happened on opening-night of the NHL season.
This goal helped the Vancouver Canucks secure 4-2 opening night victory over the C...
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Ryan McDonagh Named 27th Captain In Franchise History

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 8, 2014 at 2:10 AM Comments 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. ...

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Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger are coming to NBCSN

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 7, 2014 at 2:00 AM Comments 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...

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Columbus, Johansen agree to three-year, $12M deal

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 6, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A deal that has taken literally all summer to finalize has finally been put to bed between young star, Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets. For the life of me, I can't understand why the player had to miss all of training camp to get this contract signed. If I ...

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New York Islanders acquire Boychuk from Bruins

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments 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 ...

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Devils' Jaromir Jagr: "I want to play until 50, maybe more"; Says he can be "better" than 2013-14

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on September 18, 2014 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr is a year older, but, as far as his future is concerned, his approach to this season is the same as it was heading into last season.


The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer has no plans for this to be his final season.


“I don’t think that way,” Jagr said today after taking his training camp physical. “I love the game. What I want to tell you is I don’t know if it’s going to be the last year i...

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Oilers, Bruins discussed Johnny Boychuk trade over the summer

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on September 17, 2014 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

One of the summer’s most persistent rumours was the idea of a trade between Edmonton and Boston that would see native son Johnny Boychuk join the Oilers in time for the 2014-15 season. It was a deal that in theory made sense for both sides, as Boston could free up the dollars it needs to clear to become compliant with the salary cap, Edmonton could acquire a quality defenceman with s...

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Hockey Hibernation

Posted by James Lindsay on September 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (1)

The St. Louis Blues ended the 2013-2014 season almost exactly like they had the previous two seasons. They lost in the first round again, although this time it was the Chicago Blackhawks that showed us the playoff door, instead of the Los Angeles Kings which had done so the previous two seasons.  After the Blues lost again, I must admit I kind of went into a hockey hibernation.  I was really sure the Blues would advance and have a shot at the Stanley Cup, instead they faltered as th...

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Video: Johnny Gaudreau goes backhand shelf at 2014 Young Stars Classic

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on September 14, 2014 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Calgary Flames prospect John Gaudreau showed off some of the nifty moves, which earned him the 2014 Hobey Baker award Friday night at the Young Stars tournament.


Gaudreau, 21, undressed Winnipeg Jets’ defenseman Nelson Nogier before going backhand shelf on goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.


Have a look:

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Claude Giroux would take Claude Giroux over any player in the NHL

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on September 13, 2014 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, at least Claude Giroux is confident.


ESPN’s subscription Insider service is on a quest to declare the NHL’s top franchise player—that is to say the hand-picked player a franchise would choose to build around in a fantasy draft, I guess—and it’s taken the Worldwide Leader on an interesting path. They’ve taken to asking the star players themselves who they would choose.


Not surprisingl...

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