THE GRETZKY STREET BULLIES?

Lowetide
April 07 2013 10:16AM

Back in the olden days, hockey had Philadelphia's "Broad Street Bullies" and the "Big, Bad Bruins" from Boston. Those days are gone, but the Edmonton Oilers clearly have plans to add some size and ruggedness to their lineup. Recent acquistion Kale Kessy and the signing of Travis Ewanyk are going to give the OKC Barons a different look next season. And what happens in Oklahoma eventuallly makes its way to Edmonton.

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SCHOOL'S OUT!

Lowetide
April 06 2013 08:03AM

I've always thought the best time to show Edmonton to a stranger is summer. Deep blue sky, outdoor music, festivals every weekend, and the female population--always lovely--choose the colors and styles of the summer. It is easy to imagination the combination being irresistible to a young man seeking his fortune. Winter? Not so much.

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NATION PROFILE: RYAN SMYTH

Lowetide
April 05 2013 07:14AM

Among the 2nd generation of Edmonton Oilers, only Ryan Smyth's incredible footprint can rival the true giants of Oiler lore. Smyth bleeds copper, orange and blue just like Oilers Nation. The bond between player and fanbase is exceptional.

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NO MONEY DOWN

Lowetide
April 02 2013 06:03PM

 

Once upon a time, Oilers GM Steve Tambellini told us things would be quiet, that he didn't know if he'd be busy. Bright and early the next morning, hell was a poppin'. 

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TRADE ASSETS & THE MINOR LEAGUE SYSTEM

Lowetide
April 01 2013 10:35PM

At times like the trade deadline, it's interesting to look south--to the AHL team in Oklahoma City--in an effort to see how well the prospects are progressing. After an extremely slow start for most of the prospects in the system, several caught fire and are on track with NHL calibre progress.

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