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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WAIVER WIRE, 10/2/2016 EDITION

It’s another busy day on the waiver wire. We’ve got a little bit of everything today. Famous prospects, unknown late bloomers, gritty mid-career guys trying to make it as fourth liners, and even a few proven NHL’ers trying to sneak a few more games in on their way down the career curve.  

Highlights from the Waiver Wire, 10/1/2016 Edition

With each passing day, we get closer to the start of the 2016-17 NHL season and hockey games with actual value in the standings. We also get closer to completed rosters, a fact which means the names on the waiver wire get more interesting by the day.

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WCOH Game 10: Canada vs. Europe

Canada and “Europe” are both bound for the playoff round of the World Cup, but that doesn’t make this final game of the preliminary round meaningless. The winner finishes the group segment with a perfect record; the loser draws Sweden in the semifinal. It’s a game worth winning.

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2016 World Cup of Hockey Preview: Group A

With the preliminary round out of the way, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey is ready to get down to the contests that actually count this weekend. Group A will feature the marquee matchup of Canada vs. the United States, along with the less-heralded Czech Republic and Team Europe. Here’s how those countries stack up.

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Nation Network 2013 Mock Draft: Picks 1-10

Photo: Alaney2k/Wikimedia Mock drafts are popular this time of year, and we’ve decided to do something a little different at the Nation this summer. Instead of presenting our picks, we’ll show consensus rankings and offer up scouting reports, than ask our readers to vote on the order they would select those players in. We start…

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Best of the Nation: 2.24.13

Photo: Resolute/Wikimedia After the jump: the Nation Network turns five, predicting the end-of-season standings, talking about dirty hits and franchise-defining trades, and lots more good stuff from the past week.

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Best of the Nation: 2.17.13

After the jump: the single-biggest story in the NHL last week, a mess of trades, injuries, and trade rumours, how bloggers are once again undermining Western society, and Graphic Comments. Also – and this is important – the Winnipeg Jets’ all-time greatest moustaches.