WORLD JUNIORS 2013 PRIMER (OILER EDITION)

Lowetide
December 18 2012 07:13PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is "Captain Canada" for this year's World Junior Championships. Edmonton's list of prospects at this year's WJs is shy of previous seasons, but those in attendance will pack a wallop.

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HOW TO MANAGE MANAGERS

Lowetide
December 17 2012 08:10PM

I'd love to see Ralph Krueger's priority list for the coming season (whatever season that is). Along with convincing Steve Tambellini to pass on the opportunity to sign Nikolai Khabibulin for another 4 years, what should Krueger do? What does his list look like? What would your list look like? Mine is after the break.

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ALMOST BEATEN TO THE PUNCH

Lowetide
December 16 2012 10:49AM

The day Edmonton selected Taylor Hall, there was a lot of back and forth about "Taylor versus Tyler" from fans, the hockey industry and the media. What if Steve Tambellini had been able to get both? Would the price paid be too much?

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BOTTOM OF THE DECK

Lowetide
December 15 2012 08:04AM

Photo by Rob Ferguson. all rights reserved.

The first Baseball America I ever bought was at Pike Place Market in Seattle, summer 1987. The cover photo was of Casey Candaele--he'd hit a flyball and was leaving the batter's box with (as my mind remembers it) much the same look as Nathan Deck in this photo from last night. The photographer caught Candaele from the left field side, so the angle is wrong, but the Candaele story is represented each winter in hockey by guys like Deck. No draft pedigree, hell even nerdy fans like me haven't one damn clue who the hell he is (he looks like the bat boy for crying out loud); doesn't matter. If Nathan Deck can play every game like he did last night, he's going to zoom past the first rounders on his way to the land of Casey (Candaele) at the bat.

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NATION PROFILE: GRANT FUHR

Lowetide
December 14 2012 07:37AM

 

He arrived in a summer when Oiler fans felt they already had their "goalie of the future" and he left when the man Edmonton acquired for Moog had established himself as a top flight goaltender. In between, he was a legend. Grant Fuhr provided Oiler fans with acrobatics worthy of the Flying Wallendas. 

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