NATION PROFILE: RYAN SMYTH

Lowetide
April 05 2013 07:14AM

Among the 2nd generation of Edmonton Oilers, only Ryan Smyth's incredible footprint can rival the true giants of Oiler lore. Smyth bleeds copper, orange and blue just like Oilers Nation. The bond between player and fanbase is exceptional.

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NO MONEY DOWN

Lowetide
April 02 2013 06:03PM

 

Once upon a time, Oilers GM Steve Tambellini told us things would be quiet, that he didn't know if he'd be busy. Bright and early the next morning, hell was a poppin'. 

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TRADE ASSETS & THE MINOR LEAGUE SYSTEM

Lowetide
April 01 2013 10:35PM

At times like the trade deadline, it's interesting to look south--to the AHL team in Oklahoma City--in an effort to see how well the prospects are progressing. After an extremely slow start for most of the prospects in the system, several caught fire and are on track with NHL calibre progress.

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KNOCK KNOCK KNOCKIN'

Lowetide
March 31 2013 01:10PM

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled Anton Lander this afternoon, after a record breaking offensive performance for the Barons last night. Lander is likely to slot in on the 4th line, and could be here awhile.

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RUNNING THE SHOW

Lowetide
March 30 2013 10:09AM

Back in the olden days we didn't call them power forwards. We used words like "rugged" and "filthy" and of course good teams often had at least two of them sprinkled throughout the lineup. Which brings us to the question of the day: does a powerforward need to be a good hockey player, or is it possible to insert an enforcer/Coke Machine into the heart of the order and get a good result?

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