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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GETTING MIGHTY CROWDED

Lowetide
May 20 2012 08:05AM

One area the new head coach of the Oilers can help himself is in the deployment of Swedes and Finns. While the Canadian kids won the day early in the rebuild, there is an abundance of untapped potential in the group we'll call the Nordics. Do they match up well for the roles available?

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MOVING DAY

Lowetide
May 19 2012 08:10AM

The Oilers have decided to bring in another coach to save the day. Before we begin to discuss the new coach, let's ask a simple question: what did Tom Renney do wrong?

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TELL THEM JARI SENT YOU

Lowetide
May 17 2012 05:54PM

Today's result in the WHC is a great disappointment. Canada lost and the young gun Oilers are on summer break. What's an Oiler fan to do? Cheer for Finland of course!!

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