Preview of Coming Attractions

Lowetide
May 15 2011 08:59AM

The World Hockey Championships end today, opening the door for free agent signings. The Edmonton Oilers are reportedly active this spring--good news for Oiler fans.

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Early 30

Lowetide
May 14 2011 01:56PM

On the day he was drafted, Ales Hemsky was 6.00, 170. The WHL site lists Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as 6.0, 164. The two players--both highly skilled and perhaps not physically mature enough to face the rigors of an NHL season--are a likely match in terms of early career path. The biggest difference? Hemsky was a reach at #13; RNH is the de facto top prospect on the planet for his draft year. The early 30 after the jump.

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Spring is Busting Out All Over

Lowetide
May 14 2011 07:24AM

Spring brings with it many wonderful colors. The shadow grey's give way to deep, rich blue and green and the warmth of the sun invites the fairer sex to show us what we've been missing these long, dreary months. Whatever God you pray to, the maker of the big old sun was absolutely on our side.

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Fasth Train

Lowetide
May 11 2011 07:40AM

It doesn't matter where they come from, all they need to do is stop the damn puck. In Canada, more phone calls have been made in search of goalies (all the way from pick  up games to rec league to pro hockey) than the search for girls. Well, maybe not but it's close.

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Ambulance Blues

Lowetide
May 08 2011 08:13AM

The discussion of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as the potential number one overall pick points out the flaws in evaluating junior age kids through math: we just don't have enough information.

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