First Star, Worst Star: December 14, 2014

jeanshorts
December 14 2014 07:25AM

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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. 

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Cory Conacher Passes through Waivers: Is this the end?

Kevin McCartney
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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THE FANTASY MINUTE

Nation World HQ
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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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 12 2014 07:30AM

Flames PDO, the worst Canuck, Kessel needs time off, the cartoon above, Justin Jultz, Johnny Goalie, Las Vegas and more in this week's Roundup.

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B.C. Bound: Jets Prospect Morrissey Dealt to Rockets

Andrew Halipchuk
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.

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