Down Day for the Department of Youth

Lowetide
November 10 2010 07:22AM

As a parent I have often stood in stunned silence while observing my children on life's learning curve. The boy riding cardboard down the stairs, firing heavy items at his sister one Saturday morning with the classic line "don't move, I think I can hit you this time" (poor little girl, when I got to her she was shaking in her boots) or my daughter--just 4 years old--opening up drawers in show-home kitchens and trying to climb into them (don't worry, we bought the place).

The thing is, sometimes you can reach  children with words and advice, and sometimes they have to learn things on their own. Last night, the Oilers kids had a bit of a pity party. Completely predictable and now let's now do that again.

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Omark Gaining Clearance

Lowetide
November 08 2010 07:05AM

This is Linus Omark in an Oilers uniform. The OKC Baron had a huge game yesterday and is now one of the AHL's top scorers.  

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Farm Crop Looks Good Early

Lowetide
November 07 2010 07:17AM

This is Linus Omark. He's starting to find the range in Oklahoma, and would have to be considered a strong option for callup when injuries hit or slumps continue. Just how well is he doing with the Barons? The best way to look at prospects and how they'll adjust to the NHL game is to have a long look at even-strength statistics. Omark is a very effective player. 

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Look-A-Likes

Lowetide
November 06 2010 08:41AM

One of the problems facing the Oilers blue is that many of their players have duplicate skills and all 7 Dmen lack a complete skill set. Some can pass the puck well, some have finesse defensive skills, some shoot the puck well and still others can play a physical game. However, along with the skills come some very real and obvious flaws.

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Pipeline #2

Lowetide
November 05 2010 07:18AM

This is the gang from the Pipeline Show. The trio (Guy Flaming, Dean Millard and the legendary Sports Doctor) have created what many radio people believe is the best show in the business of tracking hockey prospects. High praise, but they've earned it.

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