The Coyotes are flying high in the Pacific, but the best is yet to come


After 40 games the Arizona Coyotes sit 2nd in the Pacific Division, with 20 wins. The Yotes went winless in pre-season, but then started the league with a three game win streak – defeating LA, Pittsburgh and Anaheim.

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Injuries, Mistakes Crippling Oilers Slender Playoff Ambitions

It was 2006 the last time the Edmonton Oilers reached the playoffs. Since then, the NHL has gone into lockout once again, Sidney Crosby won Gold for Team Canada at Vancouver 2010, the Winter Classic has been created and morphed into an international spectacle, the Winnipeg Jets have been reincarnated and league realignment has taken place. Of course, this is far from an extensive list of major Hockey events since 2006, but it gives the Oilers playoff exodus a sense of scale.

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The Eclectic Becomes Elite: The NIHL’s Finest
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By Emma Hill

As one of the biggest talent pools in British ice hockey, the National Ice Hockey League, or the English National League as it was formerly known, prides itself on the production and deliverance of up and coming talent to the EPL and the Elite League. The question is, just how successful is the NIHL as a development league and exactly how much talent has it integrated into the highest tiers of British ice hockey over the last few years?

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2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic – Preview Videos


Scheduled for January 1st 2016, the Winter Classic between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens will be held at Gillette stadium in Massachusetts. Below are some videos about the lead up to the game.

Here is the link to the youtube playlist – Road to the NHL Winter Classic


A Seat in the Sin Bin: The NIHL Enforcer

With the enforcer role becoming one that is seriously considered in the NIHL, what is it that makes this player type so desirable and how are such characters set apart from the archetypal ‘troublemaker’?

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Jonathan Bernier set to return from conditioning stint

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Much has been made about the recent woes of Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier in both local and national press, with the former 1st round draft pick posting an 0-8-1 record in nine games so far this season.
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Unlikely Hero Nilsson Making The Most Of His Opportunity

By Jonathan Cowley

As the San Jose Sharks got ready to roll into Edmonton to face former coach Todd McLellan and the Oilers on Wednesday, they faced an unusual prospect. Not only were they facing their previous coach for the first time, but they were about to run into somewhat of a surprise package. Edmonton has a hot goalie, and his name is Anders Nilsson.

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