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The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson's Hockey World mega-column's been chopped into 4 bite-size blog entries, and this week, he has a conversation with Nashville Predators GM David Poile, he suggests that the Oilers ought to draft Leon Draisaitl over Aaron Eklbad at the 2014 draft, and amongst his "This 'n' that" notes...
Ted Nolan will likely be getting a three-year contract from the Buffalo Sabres when they return from their Western Conference road swing, which earns a two-thumbs up from Drew Stafford. “He’s a great motivator; he’s extremely simple on his philosophies,” said Stafford, who has been in Buffalo for eight seasons. “He tells us, ‘Look what you get to do for a living … it’s a special opportunity, don’t take it for granted. Show up and compete for a couple of hours.”
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from Bill Roose of DetroitRedWings.com,
With Fabian Brunnstrom clearing waivers this afternoon, the Red Wings’ brass has decided to do something that they typically don’t do – call-up a first-year pro.
Rookie forward Gustav Nyquist has played in just 17 pro hockey games, but he’ll get his NHL indoctrination Tuesday night when the Wings host the Minnesota Wild at Joe Louis Arena.
The 22-year-old forward, who scored two goals in the Wings’ preseason finale, has nine points in nine AHL games this season for the Grand Rapids Griffins.
The Wings, who have scored 10 goals in the last five games, will be looking for scoring from their up-and-coming your star.
“We need to score some goals,” Wings general manager Ken Holland said.