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?
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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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.
December 10 2014 07:30AM
Ever since the Jets were reincarnated, goaltending has been a favourite focus of controversy and that doesn't seem to be changing. Well, in today's WWYD Wednesday, that's our focus.
In previous years, the main topic of discussion was Ondrej Pavelec's incompetence as a number-one goaltender in the National Hockey League. For years, it was debated that the Jets would never be able to compete for a playoff spot with Pavelec in the crease. Well, the Jets are in competition for that playoff spot and Pavelec is still part of the team...however he's not the main reason.