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Boyd Gordon’s Zone Starts

A few days ago I posted the top 20 players by excess defensive zone starts in 2013/14.  Leading the league was Boyd Gordon of the Edmonton Oilers who had 487 excess defensive zone starts (defensive zone - offensive zone).  This gives him a well over 100 zone start lead over anyone else in the league.  Boyd Gordon played the most defensive role in the NHL (at least by zone starts...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Edmonton Oilers Now Need A Center Or Two

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, Edmonton’s roster right now holds only Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at first-line centre, and Boyd Gordon on the fourth-line. Is general manager Craig MacTavish counting on newly minted draft pick Leon Draisaitl to play No. 2 centre in the NHL as an 18-year-old this fall? Or does the timing of this trade suggest that MacTavish has already landed...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers centre Boyd Gordon shut down for season with shoulder issue

The Edmonton Oilers added Boyd Gordon to their ever-growing pile of players who are done for the season. Gordon, who has a minor shoulder issue, joins Jesse Joensuu (ankle), Ryan Jones (knee), Nail Yakupov (ankle), Andrew Ference (chest) and Luke Gazdic (shoulder) in the premature summer club. Gordon hurt his shoulder early in Tuesday’s loss to Colorado, but never left the game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

After six-game absence, Gordon returns for Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers will get veteran checking center Boyd Gordon back into the lineup when they take on the Canucks Friday in Vancouver, the club announced. Gordon, 30, has missed the last six games with a shoulder injury suffered during a game against Columbus on Nov. 29. Prior to getting hurt he was having a solid campaign for the Oilers, scoring five goals and 11 points in 27...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Boyd Gordon scores a high percentage on faceoffs

Whenever Boyd Gordon sets up for a faceoff — he has already taken 493 draws for the Edmonton Oilers — Will Acton plays the keen observer. He watches the veteran centre drop low to the ice, his legs splayed far apart, the execution as consistent as can be. Gordon is not only the Oilers’ best faceoff man, he is fourth in the NHL with a win percentage of 58.6. Of the 289 draws...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Boyd Gordon not out of place in top-six role

Prior to arriving in Edmonton Boyd Gordon was perceived to be solely a bottom-six forward. That’s all he’d ever been with the Washington Capitals and Phoenix Coyotes. But out of necessity the Edmonton Oilers have been forced to move Gordon up in the lineup and so far the veteran centre has rewarded his coach’s faith in him. “It’s not me he’s rewarding he’s rewarding...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes 3, Oilers 1

David Moss and Boyd Gordon each had a goal and an assist as the Phoenix Coyotes stayed firmly in the playoff picture with a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Antoine Vermette also scored for the Coyotes, 5-1-2 in their last eight games. They sit in ninth place in the Western Conference, one point back of the idle Detroit Red Wings for the final playoff berth. Nail...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Not one, but two blocked shots by Boyd Gordon will have you whincing

Phoenix Coyotes RW Boyd Gordon can barely stand up after blocking two Nikita Nikitin slap shots. Every time you check your email, think -- gotta check Bob's Blitz. Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe,... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
Via Bob's Blitz
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Doan, Gordon lead Coyotes rout of Avalanche

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Shane Doan and Boyd Gordon scored two goals apiece and the Phoenix Coyotes returned from an 0-3 road trip to rout the Colorado Avalanche 6-1 on Monday. The performances came the first time the Coyotes played at home since Doan's breakthrough hat trick on Jan. 7, the first time he had scored three times in a game in his 16-year NHL career. Gilbert Brule...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Boyd Gordon takes small-town values with him

Coyotes center Boyd Gordon, who was born and raised in the 2,000-person town of Unity, Saskatchewan, hasn't forgotten where he came from - and he takes those values with him in playing professional hockey.
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