Oilers trade Brown; Noel on hot seat; Kerry Fraser talks missed calls (Puck Headlines)

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• The Edmonton Oilers traded Mike Brown to the San Jose Sharks for a 4th round pick Monday night. [Oilers]

• Claude Noel is beginning to feel the heat in Winnipeg, which is crazy, since it's October and there's no heat in Winnipeg after August. “My job is to get the best out of our team and our players. That’s very clear. That’s my job and if I don’t do that, there’s consequences. I clearly understand those things.” [Winnipeg Sun]

• The Detroit Red Wings will be without Jonathan Ericsson for two to three weeks with a shoulder injury. [MLive]

• Former referee Kerry Fraser talks missed calls, like the Wayne Gretzky high stick that he blew -- or didn't, as it were. [TSN]

• Seriously, who'd have thought the Colorado Avalanche would be the talk of the NHL in October? [Sportsnet]

• Read an excerpt from the first chapter of Bobby Orr's new book. [NHL]

• Speaking of books, Dave Bidini's new one, which is partly a personal memoir and partly a biography of former Leaf Dave Keon, sounds pretty good. [The Hockey Writers]

• Why the Pittsburgh Penguins should keep Olli Maatta. I haven't clicked. I just assume this post says "He's good" and ends there. [Pensburgh]

• Meanwhile, were the Tampa Bay Lightning right to send Jonathan Drouin back to junior? [Bolts by the Bay]

• The Philadelphia Flyers aren't scoring. But they will. Oh, they will. [Broad Street Hockey]

• Taking a closer look at Frans Nielsen's fantasy value. [Dobber Hockey]

• Comparing Adam Oates' tenure in Washington to his predecessor, Dale Hunter. [Japers' Rink]

• Only three New York Ranger forwards have scored goals this season, which means, yes, Mike Smith has outscored most of the Rangers' forwards. [NY Rangers Blog]

• In a stunning twist of events, Mike Babcock actually said something complimentary about Tomas Tatar. [Nightmare on Helm Street]

• This story about the Washington Capitals' road trip is just an excuse to post the photo about Alex Ovechkin that leads it, and that's totally okay. [RMNB]

• Crazy thought: could Seth Jones make the US Olympic team? Like, the one next year? [Eye on Hockey]

• Eric Nystrom on his first NHL goal: “I had a 2-on-1 with one of my old college teammate, David Moss. We played together for nine years; he’s one of my best friends in the world. He set me up for a wide open backdoor tap-in, so it was pretty special. I have the puck on a plaque at my house. I went sliding into the boards and Moss came sliding in over top. It couldn’t have been any more perfect having him set it up. It came against Chris Mason. I’ll never forget it. What a feeling. You have a goal in the NHL, which is a heck of an accomplishment.” [Smashville 24/7]

• Last night was round 1 of Sidney Crosby versus Nathan MacKinnon, and according to this video, Crosby won.

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