THE RIGHT TIME TO LEAVE...

Jason Gregor
June 07 2013 03:27PM

Yesterday on the TEAM 1260, Oilers GM Craig MacTavish told Mark Spector, that "in an ideal scenario" Ales Hemsky and Shawn Horcoff would be traded. I believe the timing is right for the Oilers and their two longest serving (consecutively) players to part ways, but that doesn't mean it has to be a bitter divorce.

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PLAYER PROFILE: DARNELL NURSE

Jason Gregor
June 05 2013 12:08PM

***Photo courtesy of James Egan Photography.***

From the moment I welcomed Darnell Nurse onto my show on Monday he impressed me. He was very polite, poised, well-spoken and comfortable. I really enjoy interviewing people for the first time, because it is the unknown and I never know how the interview will go, but right away I sensed Nurse would be a great guest.

He might have even exceeded my initial expectations as the interview went by very quickly and easily.  He gave some great answers, but moreso I felt he let the listeners get a sense of who he was. After the interview I spoke with a few NHL people who interviewed him at the combine, and they were very impressed with his maturity, calm demeanor and his focus when they interviewed him.

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MONDAY MUSINGS...

Jason Gregor
June 03 2013 01:23PM

As the calendar turns to June, the NHL playoffs are just above the halfway point, the NHL combine has come and gone, CFL camps are starting up and the oddest, yet most hilarious, new fitness craze is upon us.

If you are a sports fan read on, but if you are a creative, witty and tech savvy you should definitely read the final thought.

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QUICK SCOUTING REPORT ON BELOV

Jason Gregor
May 31 2013 08:43AM

It is hard to find a lot of information on the newest member of the Edmonton Oilers, Anton Belov, but this video shows he knows how to score.

Belov turns 27 in July, stands 6'4" and weighs 215 pounds. He's played in Russia his entire life. He played his first four years of pro hockey with CSKA Moscow, and he's spent the past five seasons playing for Omsk Avangard in the KHL. He's coming off his best offensive season, 9 goals and 26 points in 46 games, but prior to that he'd never scored more than 4 goals or 14 points.

I tracked down Dmirty Chesnokov, a Russian reporter who covers the NHL and KHL to get a quick scouting report on Belov.

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NELSON GIVES AN UPDATE FROM OKC

Jason Gregor
May 30 2013 10:57PM

For the second consecutive season the Oilers American Hockey League affiliate, OKC Barons are in the 3rd round of the AHL playoffs. The Barons lead the Red Wings farm team, Grand Rapids Griffins 2-1, with game four tomorrow night in OKC. Earlier today Todd Nelson joined Robin Brownlee and I on my radio show to get an update on his team and specifically the play of Tyler Pitlick, Teemu Hartikainen, Taylor Fedun, Martin Marincin, Toni Rajala, Marc Arcobello and Ben Eager.

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