Defense: Living Dangerously

July 09 2011 09:03AM

This is Brian Benning. His draft day scouting report would have read "smart, mobile defenseman" and he delivered all the way to the NHL. Benning's story is the story of hockey in Northern Alberta.

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Sail On, Tall Tree from Minnetonka

July 08 2011 06:48AM

It took three years, but we finally have Stu (Magnificent Bastard) MacGregor's first official bust at the draft table.

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Big Yann or Big Yawn?

July 07 2011 06:41AM

Over the years I've learned that when it comes to signing free agents the Edmonton Oilers can fool you. Sometimes the big money guys are here for a good time (not a long time) and the secondary moderns are the ones follow. 

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Wondering (the Blue)

July 05 2011 05:21PM

It's been an outstanding 12 months for Theo Peckham. He scored an opening night assignment on the big club and played a more prominent role than expected during 10-11, and then cashed in as an rfa with a raise that nearly doubled his salary. What can Peckham's season--training camp through this past week and his contract--tell us about this fall's battle along the blue? A lot.  

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Who's Leaving?

July 03 2011 08:03AM

With this weekend's additions, the Edmonton Oilers now have 16 forwards for 14 available spots. Someone is leaving town.

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