Why should the NHL continue to reward the Edmonton Oilers for on-ice failure and organizational ineptitude by giving them a better chance to select the cream of the crop at the Entry Draft while more successful teams line up behind and wait their turn? It shouldn’t.



Johnny Gaudreau checks in with the media for the first time since the #NHLAllStar Game! pic.twitter.com/Gwx1yUNB9q — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 27, 2015 Early mentions of Johnny Gaudreau from trusted online sources were promising but read like a distant bell: Kirk Luedeke’s initial thumbnail sketch told of an undersized wizard who was years away and…


The Roundup

Trade speculation begins, Canucks better without Bieksa, Stamkos to Toronto, Ryan O’Reilly watch, Phaneuf an Oiler, size in the NHL matters, fantasy hockey and more in this week’s Roundup.

JGD #49: Back into the swing of things

View image | gettyimages.com After a five-day break due to the NHL All-Star Game, the Jets return to the ice and hope to continue their strong play in the past few weeks and wrap up the month of January on a positive note.


The Roundup

The loser point, Leafs piling up losses, David Clarkson, Flames buying or selling, Jeff Petry, an Oilers cartoon, skill players fighting and more in this week’s Roundup.

The Fantasy Minute

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).


The Roundup

Canucks will miss the playoffs, Kessel trade rumors, Flames slowing down, Oilers usual antics, Teemu the Dominator and more in this week’s Roundup.

JGD #45: Gotta Keep ’em Sperated

View image | gettyimages.com The Jets will be looking to create between themselves and the teams fighting for a playoff spot in the Central Division when they head south to Dallas to take on the Stars. Winnipeg (22-14-8) got back into the win column Tuesday night, defeating the Florida Panthers 8-2 for their tenth win…