Nation Radio - March 3, 2012

March 03 2012 05:33PM



Sometimes we go for a much wider view here on OilersNation Radio. We invite guests who write about other teams and players from around the league. We think it makes us seem somehow more refined, more cosmopolitan...

Not this week baby. It's pretty much all Edmonton, all the time. Allan talks with a numbers of influencial Edmonton bloggers on a variety of topics including advanced stats, Ales Hemsy and the recent Gilbert trade.

This is Nation Radio.

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March 03 2012 09:57AM

There's still some rough edges and he's a bit of a riverboat gambler, but Jeff Petry today is a solid NHL defenseman. Just in time.

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Robin Brownlee
March 02 2012 11:39PM

On a day when the Toronto Maple Leafs finally took Ron Wilson by the hand for a one-way walk out behind the barn, Edmonton Oilers fans filing out of Rexall Place had to be wishing someone would show them the same mercy after witnessing a coma-inducing 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.

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How Does Eric Belanger Fit Long-Term?

Jonathan Willis
March 02 2012 11:02PM

One of the more disappointing side points of the Oilers’ 2011-12 season has been the play of veteran centre Eric Belanger. Going back to before the lockout, Belanger has been the model of modest offensive dependability; his point totals per season starting in 2002-03 are 35, 33, 37, 35, 37, 36, 39 and 40. Eight straight seasons in the 33-40 point range undoubtedly made Oilers management confident of what they were getting; confident enough to sign Belanger to a three-year contract.

There’s more to hockey than points, but with just 13 through 60 games prior to tonight's matchup against Dallas it’s clear that Belanger is not delivering as expected. How does he fit long-term?

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March 02 2012 11:46AM

The Dallas Stars wander into Rexall Place tonight with a record of 33-26-5, clinging to the 8th place in the Western Conference. They are mildly hot with a record of 5-3-2 in their past 10 games and players like Jamie Benn and Mike Ribiero are taking care of business as best they can given their inferior skills and dim wits.

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