LAVENDER BLUE

Lowetide
January 31 2013 05:23PM

Martin Gernat is back and for Oil Kings and Oilers fans that is very good news. Gernat is still in the developmental stage of his career, so a long layoff can impact him a great deal. The 6.05, 191 defender has a lot of potential and is finally getting game action with the Oil Kings. How does he look? 

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2013 DRAFT TAKES (EARLY EDITION)

Lowetide
January 29 2013 05:18PM

Redline Report draft guru Kyle Woodlief says the 2013 entry draft is so deep there are players ranked in the mid-40s this season who would have been well inside the first round just a year ago. Perhaps Steve Tambellini knew what he was doing when asking for a 2013 pick in exchange for Andrew Cogliano a couple of years ago.

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PERFECT FIT

Lowetide
January 27 2013 11:41AM

One of the ways we can evaluate rookie players is by comparing them to players of the past. In the case of Justin Schultz, finding rookie comparables might be a problem. Why? Justin Schultz is unique.

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THE G SPOT

Lowetide
January 26 2013 11:47AM

The Edmonton Oilers told the world that Devan Dubnyk was their #1 goalie the day they signed him to a big money contract. With that transaction completed, the club will look to solve the rest of the goaltending questions for the future. The question can be framed this way: will ANYONE currently in the organization be a long term solution?

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NATION PROFILE: DAVE LUMLEY

Lowetide
January 25 2013 07:06AM

Dave Lumley was a hard working role player who brought grit, checking and some skill to the Oilers bottom 6 forwards during the club's first 8 seasons in the NHL. He was a throwback, what used to be called a "holler guy" and drove the opposition to distraction. 

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