HELL BENT FOR LEATHER

Lowetide
December 14 2013 05:16PM

Craig MacTavish is way more active in the GM role than his predecessor Steve Tambellini. It might be a matter of being at different points during the rebuild, or maybe it's a new coach or the goalie situation, but Craig MacTavish is hell bent for leather.

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GREY DAYS

Lowetide
December 13 2013 06:03PM

 

It all started so well: a second round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers and a part of Northern Alberta's latest rebuild—this time on the ice at Rexall Place. Hamilton celebrated with an outstanding final season in junior (which included the World Junior experience representing Canada) and turned pro in the fall of 2011. Two and a half years later, Curtis Hamilton hasn't progressed and is nearing the end of his entry level deal. What's next?

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ABOUT SAM

Lowetide
December 11 2013 05:04PM

 

There's a lot of talk about young Sam Gagner these days, some troubling moments in the defensive zone married to sluggish offense have many wondering about his future as an Oiler. Should there be concern?

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SCENES FROM A MAUL

Lowetide
December 08 2013 07:41AM

The Edmonton Oilers won the battle last night, but once again lost the war. The shot differential said Edmonton was well clear of the Flames (52-33) but the final score told us Calgary won the day. The story of last night was execution, and at this point I'm in favor of it.

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DANCE THE MESS AROUND

Lowetide
December 07 2013 09:04AM

Taylor Hall has not played at his usual levels this season, but has been turning it on in the last 10 games (5-7-12, +1 in that time). For the first time since summer, there are rumblings about his chances to make the Canadian Olympic team. He makes my team all day, for the single reason that he's a human chance machine, but does he have a realistic chance?

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