Spring Arrives in the Hinterland

March 20 2011 08:27AM

We're at the point in the draft cycle where hockey men use hyperbole to describe the future. Ken Hitchcock has Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as a cross between a young Joe Sakic and a young Pavel Datsyk; Sean Couturier`s last name should be 'Staal' according to the comparables; and Adam Larsson is better than Lidstrom at this age. Apparently.

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Jason Gregor
March 19 2011 01:49PM

Underdog was an animated TV series, with one of the best show intros ever, that Lowetide and Brownlee watched while eating cheerios in their pajamas in the late 60s and early 70s. There is no way they didn't get jacked up watching Underdog, who always spoke in rhymes and one of his favourite saying was, "There's no need to fear, Underdog is here."

Fast forward to 2011, and the Oilers could use his slogan for the remainder of the year. Even against the struggling Colorado Avalanche, 1-18-2 in their last 21, the Oilers are still the underdog tonight.

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The Graduates

March 19 2011 08:59AM

Former US President George Bush put it so well many moons ago when he asked "is our children learning?" The answer appears to be a resounding "yes" based on this season's OKC results. 

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Heart of the Order

March 18 2011 05:51PM

This is Tim Raines. Powder blues, doubles to the gap, lightning on the base paths. First to third in a heartbeat, sb followed by runs scored all day long. Tim Raines was a glorious leadoff hitter, but the Expos placed him in the heart of the order. Didn't matter. He killed that too.

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March 18 2011 12:37PM

One might think that with 93% of the Oilers currently languishing on the injured reserve list the platoon of AHL call ups might try making an impact on a shift or two against the Coyotes last night. We suppose they can’t all snipe a goal top cheddar or make a sick backhand saucer pass over a sprawling defender – but finish a check? Play with some emotion?

Is that too much to ask for AHL players flown in by the grace of Kay-Z on a private jet?


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