October 07 2016 05:00PM
With each passing day, the NHL season looms ever closer, and with it the need for the league’s 30 member clubs to trim their rosters down to 23 names. Friday was, once again, a busy waiver day, with a few interesting options hitting the wire.
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October 07 2016 05:00AM
Connor McDavid named Oilers Captain, the best Leafs jokes on the Internet, Canucks navigating potholes, Tkachuk has made the Flames for now, Red Wings have a new - MUST SEE goal celebration, Jets making the playoffs, the World Cup, Fantasy hockey, previewing every division in hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
October 06 2016 10:09PM
Remember back in the day when the 1.0 version of the Winnipeg Jets were consistently destroyed by Wayne Gretzky and the rest of the Edmonton Oilers at old Northlands Coliseum? Well the franchise is new, the arena in Edmonton is new and The Great One retired 17 years ago. Yet the Jets were dominated by Connor McDavid and the Oilers in an embarrassing effort losing 5-2.
October 06 2016 04:24PM
It's a preview of The Heritage Classic preseason style as the Winnipeg Jets make the trek up the Yellowhead Highway to face the Edmonton Oilers at brand spanking new Rogers Arena. This is the second preseason meeting between the two clubs. The Jets won the previous meeting 5-1 back on September 30 at the MTS Centre.
October 06 2016 02:15PM
After yesterday’s craziness – everybody cleared, which means 30 NHL general managers are confident they have a better backup goalie than Reto Berra and a better seventh defenceman than Mark Barberio – today’s waiver wire is a little quieter. It is fairly rich in defencemen, though, including 346-game NHL veteran Clayton Stoner.