Robin Brownlee
July 11 2011 01:38PM

Hockey players with great talent can get by with a so-so work ethic and attention to detail. Players with great work ethic and attention to detail can get by with so-so talent. Those with great talent and a similar work ethic and attention to detail can be something special.

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Fast Times (Hurry September)

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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July 10 2011 11:33AM

Tracy Morgan? Jeremy Roenick? A seven year old commercial for an ice hockey video game?

Oh yes. It's NationRadio.

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Why Cam Barker Should Start On The Third Pairing

Jonathan Willis
July 10 2011 11:09AM

One of the Oilers’ moves that has gotten some favourable attention (Jason Gregor’s take is here; I’m not in total agreement but he makes a good argument) is their signing of defenseman Cam Barker, lately of the Minnesota Wild and previously a third overall draft selection of the Chicago Blackhawks.

My intent is not to argue or agree with the signing here. Instead, I want to explain why I think it’s a bad idea to start Barker off in the top-four on the blue line.

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Is There Anybody Out There?

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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