COLLEGE PROCUREMENT

Lowetide
February 17 2013 10:05PM

In a few weeks we'll be hearing about 'college free agents' and names like Dan DeKeyser, Andrej Sustr and Nate Schmidt. There's another name in this year's group, a name Oiler fans might remember. Krushelnyski.

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THE RYAN GAME

Lowetide
February 16 2013 10:00AM

For the Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Smyth and Ryan Whitney need to be a big part of this year's team. Their combined salaries ($6.25M) tell us these two players need to be in the heart of the order and to deliver. So far this season, the results have been disappointing, and coach Krueger responded with the most powerful weapon in his arsenal: cutting off playing time. Today, we see the impact.

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NATION PROFILE: JEFF BEUKEBOOM

Lowetide
February 15 2013 07:07AM

At 6.05, 230 Jeff Beukeboom was a giant of a man who had no trouble winning battles, clearing the front of the net and disposing of the garbage scorers. He could also pass the puck and play defense, and enjoyed a quality NHL career. 

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STRAIGHT SHOOTER

Lowetide
February 14 2013 08:46PM

Phil Cornet's shooting percentage refuses to cooperate. He keeps scoring goals at an exceptional rate in the AHL. At what point do we take this from "unsustainable" and "luck" to something resembling "skill"?

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PELSS

Lowetide
February 13 2013 10:24PM

Do the Edmonton Oilers have something in Kristian Pelss? Will he score enough to have a pro career? Can he make the NHL?

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