THE PROFESSOR AND THE PUPIL

Lowetide
November 14 2012 07:05PM

One of the best things about Nail Yakupov is the company he keeps. Yakupov's agent is the brilliant hockey man Igor Larionov, who spent his career earning the reputation as the "thinking man's hockey player"--his positioning was the stuff of legends. When Larionov speaks on any hockey subject it is worth a listen; when he's discussing the Oilers #1 overall pick from 2012, it is best to listen closely.

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GOOD ARROWS

Lowetide
November 11 2012 07:30PM

Teemu Hartikainen's progress has been the subject of much discussion this fall,and for good reason. The big Finn has a chance to fill that most elusive of roles: a big forward who can crash, bang, keep up and cash. So, uh, how's he doing?

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SIXES AND SEVENS AND NINES

Lowetide
November 10 2012 10:09AM

After the watershed 1979-81 drafts, the Oilers were still producing useful talent. Now that the current Oilers have gathered their Jacks and Kings, how are they doing with those useful 6's and 7's and 9's?

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NATION PROFILE: PAUL COFFEY

Lowetide
November 09 2012 07:43AM

 

His skating was a marvel, his ability to jump into the offense legendary, and his accomplishments rewrote the record book. Still, Paul Coffey was never able to shake the initial criticisms in regard to the quality of his defensive play. In the end, Paul Coffey was a magnificent and flawed player rolled into one--and a wonder to observe. 

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A TOUCH OF BLUE

Lowetide
November 07 2012 07:19PM

The Oklahoma City Barons were badly in need of some help on defense, and it looks like they took some action with the addition of Jordan Henry.

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