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STOP REWARDING FAILURE

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.

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JOHNNY GAUDREAU

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…

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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.