Nation Radio - January 14, 2012

January 15 2012 11:30AM



The mid-season doldrums are officially here. With winter finally arriving in Alberta this weekend, Lowetide takes a look at the Oilers as they tumble down the standings.

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January 15 2012 10:31AM

The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings have done business a lot over recent history. Will they make another deal at the deadline?

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Cracks In The Drafting?

Jonathan Willis
January 14 2012 03:05PM

Stu MacGregor has received near-universal acclaim for his work on behalf of the Oilers at the NHL Draft. MacGregor replaced Kevin Prendergast in time for the 2008 selections, a change as welcome as the switch from Barry Fraser to Prendergast had been way back when Kevin Lowe made it in 2001.

As with Prendergast, MacGregor made good on his first pick at the helm of the Oilers’ amateur scouting department, selecting Jordan Eberle 22nd overall in 2008. For the first time since that pick, I think there are signs that the Oilers may not be significantly better than the average team at the draft table.

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Golden Slumbers

January 14 2012 09:32AM

This is Nail Yakupov. From what I can tell his first name sounds more like 'Nile' than 'Nail' but I'm uncertain if that's artistic license or there's an actual trick to the pronounciation. Yakupov is dynamic--Taylor Hall dynamic--but for Oiler fans the thought of another appearance by Steve Tambellini at the draft lottery, another set of draft parties on a Friday night in June, another trip to the podium to announce "the Edmonton Oilers are proud to select" is almost too much to take.

The pinnacle of an NHL season is supposed to happen in spring, not summer. Right?

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Robin Brownlee
January 13 2012 10:37PM

As if it wasn't bad enough the Edmonton Oilers continued their tailspin into oblivion by taking a 5-0 spanking from the 29th-place Anaheim Ducks at Rexall Place Friday, they compounded the embarrassment by turning the other cheek after Francois Beauchemin slapped Sam Gagner around.

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