October 31 2015 08:00AM
We're now 10 or 11 games into the season for just about everyone in the league, and already some of the wheat in the "Calder Consideration" pool is starting to separate from the chaff.
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October 30 2015 06:45AM
Flames look like smoldering dumpster fire, concern early in Canucks season, Leafs losing despite obvious improvements, Oilers next ten need to be better, Byfuglien hates three on three OT, Joe Thornton trade a decade later, daily fantasy, Evander Kane and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.
October 29 2015 10:54PM
The Winnipeg Jets may have not been able to beat the Kings, but they did beat the champs.
The Jets got back to their winning ways tonight, beating the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 in the last game of their homsestand. They end their six-game homestand with a record of 3-2-1.
October 29 2015 10:30AM
It's October so it's a little crazy to say that a game against a divisional rival is a "must win" but one look at the standings where first through to sixth place in the Central division is separated by a mere three points and each team has three losses or less after at least eight games played... Suddenly divisional games in October carry a bit more important.
And it doesn't get any more important with the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks in town!
October 28 2015 06:41AM
Last night's loss to the Los Angeles Kings aside, the Jets have started their season well. Nine games into the season, they are 5-3-1, just about keeping pace in the obscenely, painfully competitive Central Division.
This Jets team has always made up for what they lack in star power with depth and balance throughout the lineup. That isn't a shot at Andrew Ladd, Dustin Byfuglien, or Blake Wheeler. It's just that Tampa Bay might have as much name-brand star power on their second line as the Jets do on their whole roster.
But so far this season, the Jets have been decidedly unbalanced - especially at forward. While the top six has excelled, the Jets' third and fourth lines have struggled.