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Fake Hockey Help: The Edmonton Oilers’ Trades

The Edmonton Oilers took part in a pair of trades this week, as they changed their look in the crease and added more grit to their lineup. What this means to your fantasy team is that there are a few more goalies who might be impactful to your team and a bottom-six forward who might see more ice time due to his change of scenery. The Oilers’ first trade was shipping Devan Dubnyk to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Matt Hendricks. In exchange for one of their goaltenders, Edmonton received a fourth liner from the Predators, who has been …

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Around the Net January 17,2014: Flyers fall in shootout, host Isles tomorrow night

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers fall in shootout The Flyers rallied from another 3rd period deficit, but lost in the skills competition: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Flyerdelphia.com-Kevin Durso] Hartnell not down Scott Hartnell is dealing with a sore foot: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Raffl gets robbed Seriously, he should have scored: [Puck Daddy] NHL Capsules A look at last night’s games: [The Hockey News] I’ll be at the Flyers game tomorrow night, will you be? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join …

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2014 Draft Eligibles: Will Peterborough’s Nick Ritchie be the steal of the draft?

NHL Central Scouting and ISS Hockey both released their mid-term and January rankings respectively this week. To my surprise, there has been some change at the top of both rankings. Central Scouting has Kingston Frontenacs center Sam Bennett as the top rated North American skater. In 40 games with the Fronts this year, Bennett has 26 goals, 40 assists for 66 points. Prince Albert Raiders center Leon Draisaitl is second, Barrie Colts defenseman Aaron Ekblad is third, Kootenay Ice center Sam Reinhart is fourth, and rounding out the top five is Oshawa Generals C/LW Michael Dal Colle. You can view …

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Around the Net January 14,2014: Flyers shuffle off to Buffalo looking for a win

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Cooled off The Flyers were very hot and now, not so much: [Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] Low hanging fruit The Sabres stink and Flyers should get back on the horse tonight: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Philly.com-Sam Donnellon] Read to return Matt Read will be in the lineup tonight as well: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] ICYMI Tom Sestito went all Tom Sestito last night and got 27 minutes in penalties: [Puck Daddy] Claude Giroux chirps JVR. Classic. [Vine] Watch the Flyers battle …

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Fake Hockey Help: Two players to pick up from both the Hurricanes and the Bolts

For several years now, Cam Ward has been the starting goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes. This season however, thanks to injuries and poor play from Ward, both Justin Peters and Anton Khudobin have taken their turns as being the team’s starter. With Ward still on Injured Reserve and Peters not seeing the ice since December 27th, Khudobin has taken over for the Hurricanes. After backing up Tuukka Rask last season with the Boston Bruins, Khudobin has shown that he can play well in the NHL. With six wins in eight starts this season, Khudobin has a 1.99 GAA and a …