NEW LOOK BARONS

Lowetide
February 08 2013 05:16PM

Ryan Martindale and the current OKC Barons are finding their way after a wild and crazy first half of this AHL season. The NHL players are where they belong--a higher league--and the players showing well in OKC may join them someday soon.

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NATION PROFILE: CRAIG SIMPSON

Lowetide
February 08 2013 07:15AM

Craig Simpson's arrival in Edmonton signaled the beginning of the end for the original "Boys On the Bus." Oiler fans had grown fond of Gretzky and Kurri, Messier and Anderson, Coffey and Huddy, Fuhr and Moog. The Coffey trade was a tough item to overcome--for Oilers Nation and for Craig Simpson. It worked out wonderfully for both.

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CHEER LIKE HELL

Lowetide
February 05 2013 06:10PM

Mark Arcobello represents that rarest of all things--an undrafted Edmonton Oiler college free agent signing who makes it to the NHL. These men are more rare than the Vancouver Island Marmot (there are fewer than 75 of those), but Arcobello's recall is a wonderful combination of desire, hard work, endurance and never losing hope.

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WARRIOR SHAWN

Lowetide
February 03 2013 10:59AM

The center position will be front and cen, well front page if Shawn Horcoff is out for any length of time. The Nuge (how in hell did he miss that gaping net?) and Sam Gagner (pretty good season so far for a guy no one thinks is a 2line C) are taking care of the offensive business, but with Horcoff out who helps Eric Belanger (if he can walk today) with the heavy lifting?

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FULL NELSON

Lowetide
February 02 2013 04:23PM

For OKC coach Todd Nelson, this season must seem like a series of stanza's, influenced heavily by the players flying in and out of town. It looks like the coach may finally have his horses.

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