December 14 2014 07:25AM
Only 11 more sleeps until Christmas, and only 7 more sleeps until the next First Star, Worst Star, so you may want to read this one 200 to 300 times between now and then just to be safe.
December 13 2014 06:55PM
Cory Conacher is not a well-known player in the NHL, even after stints in four markets. An undrafted college free-agent signing by the Lightning, he steamrolled the AHL as a 5'8" 21 year old after being told he might never walk properly as an infant and living with type 1 diabetes since childhood. He entered the NHL as a walking made-for-tv underdog story. Shortly after he obliterated the Jets (the first time) as a rookie with the Lightning, we had an in-depth (and I must say well-written) look at him here.
Since then, he's had himself a whirlwind tour of some of the worst places to play hockey in the NHL - Ottawa, Buffalo, and finally Long Island. Turning 25 tomorrow, he boasts 141 NHL games of experience, including 58 points and 84 PIMs (the man is a firecracker).
He also just cleared waivers despite a very cap friendly $600K contract that expires at the end of the season.
Is this the end of Cory Conacher in the NHL? Or can he still offer something to an NHL team?
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December 13 2014 11:00AM
NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).
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December 12 2014 07:30AM
December 11 2014 03:44AM
Josh Morrissey has a new lease on his Western Hockey League season after a trade sent him from a team struggling for a playoff spot, to the best team in the WHL.