NHL Blog Beat – January 17, 2014

Analysis of the Oilers recent trades, the game-day routine of the healthy scratch, Nathan Horton’s impact upon the Blue Jackets, a look at the recent struggles of the Canadiens and Flames, and much more.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Alan Hull sees the Oilers recent moves (swapping Devan Dubnyk for Matt Hendricks, acquiring Ben Scrivens) as just more inefficient acquisitions.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow believes Oilers management is just repeating their mistakes of the past.

ON THE FORECHECK: Jonathan Garcia has reaction from around the league to the Dubnyk-for-Hendricks swap.

Steven Stamkos is making a remarkable recovery from a broken leg.

Steven Stamkos is making a remarkable recovery from a broken leg.

RAW CHARGE: Cassie McClellan on Steven Stamkos’ amazing recovery from a broken leg.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Matthew Souva examines how Nathan Horton’s debut with the Blue Jackets has given them new life.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Andrew Berkshire is concerned over the Canadiens recent struggles.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne on Keith Ballard’s woes and the game-day routine of a healthy scratch.

MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: Get ready for rock bottom, Flames fans.

FEAR THE FIN: How do opponents strengths affect your team’s performance?

NHL NUMBERS: Travis Yost examines score-adjusted Fenwick and remaining strength of schedule.

THE COLOR OF HOCKEY: Josh Ho-sang, Keegan Iverson, Jaden Lindo and Cordell James cracked the NHL’s midterm draft rankings.

BATTLE OF CALIFORNIA: The 2014 SB Nation Potty Mouths rankings (hockey edition).

1 Comment

  1. Inefficient acquisitions? Same mistakes in the past? Scrivens is a pretty good goalie. Give him a solid D and he’ll help you win games.

    I am just stunned….shocked, and appalled, that Edmonton hockey culture has degraded itself to such crap with the franchise, and media and some fans included. Total garbage. This used to be a class act organization. What a joke.