February 29 2012 08:48AM

"Friend of the Nation Network - and two time Angler Cup Champion - Brian Sutherby has shared his thoughts about the Trade Deadline for the second time in less than a week. In this installment he takes a look at the difficulties of making a big move at the deadline and the impact new arrivals have on a dressing room this late in the season. He also calls a winner for this year's deadline day. - Wanye

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Good bye Gibby

Jason Strudwick
February 28 2012 02:14PM


I always find it hard to be unbiased evaluating a trade when I know one of the players involved. Personal feelings creep in, both good and bad.

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Jason Gregor
February 28 2012 01:05PM

Nick Schultz has played the most games in Minnesota Wild history, 743, so he should be well-versed in how to play solid defence. He's also likely not used to playing up-tempo hockey either, but the Oilers are hoping he can bring a solid foundation in his own zone to help lower their goals against.

Who won yesterday's trade? Depends how you look at it, but I don't see a clear winner on either side. I see two teams who made a trade to try and shore up a weakness within their respective lineups.

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Robin Brownlee
February 27 2012 11:19PM

With Ales Hemsky in the fold for two more years and the distraction of Monday's over-hyped NHL trade deadline in the rearview mirror, the Edmonton Oilers rounded the final turn and headed down the stretch drive of their 2011-12 season with a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

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Rock Steady

February 27 2012 02:09PM

The Edmonton Oilers added a solid, veteran NHL defenseman today at the annual deadline. Nick Schultz has been old reliable on the Minnesota blue since the lockout and he's bringing his consistent brand of defense to Alberta's capital.

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