Ryan Smyth, Third-Line Winger

Jonathan Willis
April 18 2012 12:21PM

The conventional wisdom among some fans and media is that if Ryan Smyth wants to return as an Oiler, he’ll need to accept third-line minutes and third-line pay.

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A Real Eye Opener

Jason Strudwick
April 18 2012 08:17AM

So far the first round of the playoffs have been even better than I expected. There has been everything from high to low scoring games, great to bad goaltending and some of the most physical hockey seen in many years.

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April 17 2012 08:37PM

Alex Plante started this hockey season with some question marks. His progression had been slow, the organization had traded for a very similar prospect in Colten Teubert and Plante was hindered by foot speed issues. Alex Plante's arrows were not headed in a good direction. What a difference a year makes.

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Is Ralph Krueger Done With The Oilers?

Jonathan Willis
April 17 2012 01:40PM

Multiple reports out of Europe suggest that Edmonton Oilers associate coach Ralph Krueger will not be returning to the team.

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On The Renney Situation

Jonathan Willis
April 17 2012 10:44AM

Tom Renney’s in an uncomfortable spot right now. He’s under contract to the Oilers for the remainder of the year, but so far there’s been no public indication that he’s going to be back. Rumours are flying about other candidates – such as Brent Sutter, who will be coaching Canada’s World Championship team under Kevin Lowe. The smart money says that in this case, no news is bad news for Renney.

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