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Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson is “confident” in Chiarelli’s plan

April 12, 2018


Oilers Entertainment Group vice-chairman and CEO Bob Nicholson says Peter Chiarelli will return as president and general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. With the NHL Draft (June 22-23) and NHL Free Agency (July 1) coming up, all eyes will be on Peter Chiarelli and his plan this off-season.


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Three First Round Match Ups That NHL Fans Would Love

March 29, 2018


The Stanley Cup Playoffs are right around the corner. Each playoff team’s post-season quest begins in mid-April with the Conference Quarterfinals. While NHL fans can get excited for any first round series, here are three match ups we would all love to see.


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Let's Talk About Ty

March 23, 2018


Ty Rattie seems to have found himself a home on Connor McDavid’s right wing, at least in the short-term. He, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid combined for nine points in last night’s 6-2 victory over the woeful Senators. Over the past week, Rattie has been a hot topic of conversation amongst Oilers fans and has many asking, just who is Ty Rattie?

 

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Four Intriguing Names That Could Be On The Move

February 4, 2018


The NHL All Star Game has come and gone, unofficially marking the halfway point of the 2017/2018 season. Down the stretch (say, near the trade deadline) there may be significant roster moves that could change the landscape of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.


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What Your Canadian Team Needs This Season

October 2, 2017


The 2017-2018 NHL season is just around the corner. Soon, we will be able to indulge in the fast-pace, hard-hitting action once again. But how long will your team be playing for this season? April, May or June? Here’s what they need to get over their respective hump.


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Four Players That Desperately Need a Bounce Back Season

September 8, 2017


The 2017 calendar has flipped to September, which means we are on the brink of a new NHL season; and a new season means new beginnings. Well, at least the below players hope so! Here at Wiser Fans, we look at four players that desperately need a bounce back season for their respective teams. 


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Four Teams That Should Have Won The Cup Since 2000

August 28, 2017


The Stanley Cup is arguably the hardest trophy to win in major sports. Between sixteen teams, the first to sixteen wins through four vigorous rounds of playoff hockey has the honour of hoisting the cup. Here at WiserFans.com, we look at four teams that should have won the Stanley Cup in their respective years.


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Who Will Be Canada’s Next Stanley Cup Winner?

July 20, 2017


After all Canadian teams failed to make the playoffs in 2015-2016, five of seven teams found themselves in the post-season in 2017. Things are looking up for the clubs north of the border, with growth expected for several of them in the coming seasons. But which team will bring the Cup back to Canada? We rank the seven clubs (in order of winning hockey’s coveted prize next).


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Three Teams That Have Improved in the Off-Season

July 14, 2017


We are already quickly approaching the start of the 2017-2018 NHL season. Here in mid-summer, we’ve experienced big signings and some ground-breaking trades. Wiser Fans looks at the three teams that have improved most so far during this off-season.


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Conn Smythe Front Runners After Two Rounds

May 12, 2017


Two rounds of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs are now in the books. Anaheim, Nashville, Ottawa and Pittsburgh are the final four teams left standing. With eight wins a piece, each team is halfway en route to raising Lord Stanley’s Cup. In this article, we look at one player from each team to be selected as the probable winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy.


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Three Underdogs Poised to Upset in the Playoffs

April 17, 2017


Anything can happen in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Parity in the National Hockey League has never been more significant. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t clear-cut favourites to win certain series. Here are three underdogs poised to upset in this year’s playoffs:


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5 Reasons Why The Capitals Will Win The Cup

March 27, 2017


The Washington Capitals have looked as dominant as ever, utilizing their dynamic structure to pounce on teams throughout the season. They lead the National Hockey league with a 51-17-8 record, for a total of 110 points. Here are five reasons why their success will translate into the Stanley Cup Playoffs:


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Edmonton & The Pacific

March 14, 2017


The Edmonton Oilers have dropped three in a row in the last week, losing to the Islanders and Canadiens in regulation and to Pittsburgh in a shootout. Furthermore, the Oilers’ record in their last 10 games (4-5-1) is not helping their cause in securing a playoff spot. Is it time to hit the panic button?


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Here Come The Kings

March 12, 2017


The Los Angeles Kings won a thriller at the Staples Center last night. In a game that only featured 41 shots (22 by L.A.), the Kings beat the NHL’s number one ranked team, the Washington Capitals. Look out because here come the Kings!


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The ‘Wisest’ Trade of Them All

March 1, 2017


The NHL trade deadline has now come and gone. While trades seem to get more difficult year after year, the wisest trade this week involved the number one ranked team on WiserFans.com: the Washington Capitals. Washington acquired (now former) St. Louis Blues’ defenseman, Kevin Shattenkirk.


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Matthews & Laine

February 24, 2017


The first two picks of the 2016 NHL Draft have made immediate impacts for their respective teams. Centreman Auston Matthews looks poised beyond his years as his responsible two-way game has the Leafs in a playoff position. Right Winger Patrik Laine’s offensive ability has the Finnish super-rookie contending for the Maurice Rocket Richard trophy.


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Don't Pass Over Pastrnak

February 22, 2017


Boston Bruins’ David Pastrnak has enjoyed a fine breakout season in the 2016-2017 campaign. The 20-year-old Czech Republican has already amassed career-highs in all offensive categories and finds himself ranked 6th in Wiser Fans’ player rankings.


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The Amazing Brent Burns

February 16, 2017


He is one of the most recognizable faces in the NHL. He strikes fear into the hearts of opposing teams, rivaling fans and anyone else rooting against him. He is one of the best personalities this game has to offer. Ladies and gentleman, I give you ‘The Amazing Brent Burns!’


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Race For The Hart: Crosby vs. McDavid

February 8, 2016


There’s an interesting race brewing for the NHL’s most coveted individual award. Penguins superstar, Sidney Crosby, and Edmonton’s saviour, Connor McDavid, both find themselves on top of league scoring and are considered early favorites for the league’s Most Valuable Player. Who will come out on top?


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The NHL All-Star Game Is Good For Hockey

February 3, 2017


The NHL All-Star Game receives its fair share of backlash and negative reinforcement. “The All-Star game has no real meaning” tends to be a common theme among those who share their opinions regarding star studded event. However, I disagree with such comments. Here’s why:


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