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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Is There Anybody Out There?

Lowetide
July 10 2011 06:48AM

We're at a point in the free agent season where teams are either set or almost there. A few stragglers will sign, but it's on to arbitration and then we'll see you at camp for most of the league's 30 teams. Do the Edmonton Oilers have any business to finish? Are there any UFA's who could help? 

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Defense: Living Dangerously

Lowetide
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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