The Fantasy Minute

Nation World HQ
December 04 2014 09:35AM


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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JGD #26: Oil Slick

Kevin McCartney
December 03 2014 04:46PM

I have to begin with a confession I've made before - I was born in Edmonton, and I grew up an Oilers fan. Regardless of that fact, I think the misery of the Oiler predicament has moved past funny and into the territory usually reserved for when your friend is in a bad relationship and can't seem to get out - it's awkward and uncomfortable and comes with equal parts sympathy and fatigue. "Have you tried changing your opinion on corsi and analytics? You have? I mean... maybe you have to get a new goalie? You were saying your goalies have been bad. You have to do something. You can't keep going like this. I know, I know it's hard."  

So, any Oiler fans or sympathizers, I promise not to pile on in this preview. Edmonton has a better hockey club than their record states, and it's just a matter of time before they finally beat a Western conference opponent. It could even be the Jets tonight, with injuries to Tobias Enstrom and Grant Clitsome forcing Ben Chiarot into this second NHL game in front of Ondrej Pavelec. (But, I mean, probably not...)

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Jets prospect De Leo chasing his chance at WJC fame for USA

Andrew Halipchuk
December 03 2014 01:18PM

Chase De Leo of the Portland Winterhawks was one of 30 American-born hopefuls named to USA’s 2015 WJC selection camp roster yesterday. The 19-year-old centre is the lone Winnipeg Jets prospect invited to camp.

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Jets prospects look for opportunities at brining Canada back to WJC glory.

Andrew Halipchuk
December 01 2014 12:03PM

Hockey Canada unveiled their camp roster for the upcoming World Junior Championship. The tournament will be hosted jointly between Toronto and Montreal, and kicks off on Boxing Day (surprise, surprise).

Of the 29 players under the age of 20 invited to camp, Winnipeg has the most players taking part in this camp with three. The next closest teams are Anaheim, Buffalo, Dallas and Philadelphia, all who have two players attending Canada’s National Junior camp.

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Revenge of Revenge of the Nerds: A Comic

Ryan Pike
December 01 2014 08:15AM

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Folks, we have something new for you this morning.

Ryan Lambert, who you all know, and Matt Lubchanksy (@lubchansky) have collaborated on a comic that we hope you enjoy. Check it out after the jump and let us know if you like it in the comments. We may have more in store for you in the future!

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