SIXES AND SEVENS AND NINES

Lowetide
April 14 2013 11:00AM

Everywhere you look, there are legions with reasons the Edmonton Oilers are in dire straits today. Don Cherry thinks they need to add fear, others suggest a powerforward, still others want another Pronger (where is that guy anyway?). The truth now is as it has always been: the Edmonton Oilers don't have enough actual NHL players.

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WHAT THE HELL HEMSKY?

Lowetide
April 13 2013 09:37AM

There is a large segment of Oilers Nation that never did buy in to Ales Hemsky as a hockey player. Despite sick hands and incredible creativity, Hemsky's heart has always been questioned in certain circles. The most recent example is this week, when it was revealed that 83 has been playing through pain for much of the season. Despite that revelation, the major issue with Hemsky this week is media availability. What the hell, Hemsky?

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NATION PROFILE: CURTIS JOSEPH

Lowetide
April 12 2013 07:25AM

Curtis Joseph was an Edmonton Oiler for only 2 and a half seasons. Those seasons--half of 1995, all of 1996 and 1997--featured stellar goaltending performances and two of the finest playoff performances in the game's history. 

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CONFUSION

Lowetide
April 09 2013 09:04PM

The Edmonton Oilers and GM Steve Tambellini have boxed themselves in with Sam Gagner's summer contract. Content to sign him to a 1-year deal, the young center has delivered impressive boxcars and will cost a pretty penny--and he's eligible for free agency just around the corner. Steve Tambellini is faced with buying free agent seasons at a premium, or trading 89.

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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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