OVERCOMING SLOW PLANTE GROWTH

Lowetide
May 28 2012 07:05AM

2011-12 was the best season in Alex Plante's short pro hockey career. A strong season in OKC, an appearance in the AHL All-Star game, a cup of coffee in the NHL and a much brighter career outlook--even with the concussion worries.

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THE TOUCH LIST

Lowetide
May 27 2012 08:28AM

The Edmonton Oilers have devoted enormous resources and placed great importance on amateur procurement since 2010 spring. The rebuild has already delivered the top end of the draft to the NHL. The second and third rounders are on the way, and some of the depth picks are showing signs of life. How important is it to score a home run deep in the draft? What does a 5th round home run look like? Do the Oilers have any on the way?

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RESTRICTED

Lowetide
May 26 2012 06:57AM

If you're a restricted free agent on the Edmonton Oilers roster, there's a chance you're heading out of town.

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DRAFT 2012: THE COMBINE

Lowetide
May 24 2012 05:05PM

NHL teams will get another part of the draft equation next week at the NHL combine. These teams have had a chance to evaluate a prospect, to "see him good" or bad, to look through the boxcars and project them into the future. Now comes the rest of the story.

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SPARE THE ROD, POSSESSION AND THE POWER OF THE FROWN

Lowetide
May 21 2012 09:25AM

One of the major changes we're likely to see in Edmonton this fall is playing style. If the Oilers are seriously considering Brent Sutter (seen here in a rare moment of jocularity) as their next coach we can conclude management wants a change in direction: aggressive forecheck, dump and chase, a stern hand. Spare the rod and spoil the child.

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