Sudden Sam

Lowetide
July 19 2011 10:33AM

In the decade that began in 1997-98, no Oiler rookie approached the heights reached by Sudden Sam Gagner. Samwise. The young magician posted a big number as a teenager, and has been chasing it ever since. Is Gagner ever going to get better?

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Another Watershed Season

Lowetide
July 17 2011 07:35AM

One year ago, the Edmonton Oilers graduated an enormous number of young men to pro hockey. The NHL kids (Hall, Paajarvi, Eberle) were joined by an exceptional group in Oklahoma City (led by Linus Omark and Teemu Hartikainen). This season there's more excitement in store. Can this year's prospects come close to the quality and depth of the 2010 group?

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Crystal Ball

Lowetide
July 16 2011 07:07AM

The best part of my summer is the annual road trip with the family. Ten years ago the music of the trip was Fred Penner and "are we there yet?" but these days it's a trip through the lush rock and roll of my childhood. Who knew? 

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Bad Timing, That's All

Lowetide
July 13 2011 07:27AM

The Andrew Cogliano trade very likely marks the end of activity for the Edmonton Oilers this summer. A tweak there, a tuck here, but it's pretty much done. If Ty Conklin calls, maybe they'll answer the phone. However, it looks like the Oilers have mined this summer's diamond mine and we can begin to speculate about 2011-12.

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Fast Times (Hurry September)

Lowetide
July 10 2011 05:06PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a ridiculous talent. However, there's more than quick hands and a high hockey IQ when it comes to Burnaby Ryan.

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