THE 12-13 OILERS: PROBLEMS STILL HERE

Lowetide
December 05 2012 06:23PM

 

The Edmonton Oilers are a young team and could be "quick out of the gate" if the NHL and NHLPA agree to a new CBA and a shortened season. A young group of kids in their entry level deals are game ready and (a few bumps and bruises aside) miles ahead of the NHL veterans. Could this be a major benefit for the Oilers? Or, will their traditional weaknesses in goal and on the blue be even bigger problems in a short season?

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HOLY LALEGGIA!

Lowetide
December 02 2012 10:23AM

Joey Laleggia passed through 2 drafts before the Edmonton Oilers selected him in the deep bowels of the 2012 edition. Laleggia is off to another strong start at the University of Denver, and it's probably about time we asked the following question: is Joey Laleggia unique enough, talented enough, to make his mark in the world's best league?

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OKC BLUE

Lowetide
December 01 2012 07:48AM

Unless you've been away for a couple of months, the legend of Justin Schultz has washed over you and the Schultz-mania that will sweep our city the moment the lockout ends is something you're anticipating. What about the rest of the OKC defense? Are they progressing? Which of these young men is emerging as an NHL option, and who is getting left behind?

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NATION PROFILE: LEE FOGOLIN

Lowetide
November 30 2012 07:22AM

 

Among the men who helped shape the "Boys on the Bus" Lee Fogolin holds a special place in Oilers history. No one was tougher than Fogolin, no one bled more than Fogolin in the name of the copper and blue, and when the time came, no one could imagine the class and grace displayed by Fogolin when he passed the mantle.

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TOP DRAWER

Lowetide
November 28 2012 05:26PM

 

There was a time in my life when this hockey card was my prize possession. I hid it in a shoe box, top drawer of my dresser, and Orr was hidden at the bottom--I felt thieves would go after the Leafs and Golden Seals at the top. I had the entire set (that's a story for .another day) but the Orr card had special value. He was my hero, but he was also the very best player on the very best team--the Boston Bruins of my youth. 

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