The Development of Defensemen

Jason Strudwick
February 20 2012 09:54AM



Becoming an NHL player is a process. In general, a prospect must work very hard, stay healthy and have some luck on his side to get a chance at a full time NHL roster spot.

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Trade Deadline Primer 3.0

February 20 2012 08:34AM

Ales Hemsky's days in an Oiler uniform appear to be near the end. The 2001 draft pick has thrilled and frustrated and led the team offensively for a decade, but with the heart of the team 9 or 10 years younger it may be time to move on. Where will he go? There are two strong candidates and a sleeper.

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Nation Radio - February 18, 2012

February 19 2012 01:34PM



Playoffs are a distant hope for the third straight season in Edmonton this year. The focus now shifts to the pending trade deadline, the kids and, eventually, the draft. This week Allan visits with California hockey fan and writer Earl Sleek, welcomes various voices familiar with both pro and amateur Edmonton prospects and shares some reader/listener thoughts on the rapidly approaching deadline.

This is Nation Radio.

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GDB 58: Where The Oilers Play Everybody’s Favourite Team

Jonathan Willis
February 19 2012 12:59PM

2011-12 has, to a large extent, been like the two seasons preceding it. The Oilers have iced some good young talent. The team has had a bunch of obvious weaknesses that were obvious weaknesses in the summer, and has suffered for not addressing them in a satisfactory manner. And meaningful games were more or less finished by the time the Christmas break rolled around.

There are, however, exceptions. Judging by what fans here and elsewhere have told me, a game against the Vancouver Canucks is always a meaningful game.

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February 19 2012 10:07AM

Since arriving in the NHL, Theo Peckham has given the Oilers some "crust." Steve Tambellini's off-season added more (Eager, Hordichuk, Sutton) and as the trade deadline approaches Teddy Peckman may be on the outside looking in.

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