Is Darnell Nurse’s improved defensive game his ticket to the NHL?

Jonathan Willis
March 28 2014 07:00AM

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There’s been virtually nothing but praise for Darnell Nurse’s potential as a defenceman, but the key word in that line is "potential."

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LANDER'S PROGRESS

Lowetide
March 27 2014 07:25PM

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I was hoping to see Anton Lander play with skill for a prolonged period at the end of the season. Why? Two reasons. First, can he score enough to justify a top 9F role? Second, what do his possession numbers look like when playing with good NHL players. It looks like we have our answer.

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BEST D-MAN...

Jason Gregor
March 27 2014 03:11PM

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I get to vote on the Oilers best defenceman of the year award. I have voted on CFL all-stars, MVP's, NLL all-stars and individual awards as well as Oiler awards over the years and I take it seriously. I do some research, talk to players in the league and look up numerous different stats. I believe it is important to do some research and put in some effort when voting on these awards.

Even though the Oilers have had another horrendous season, I believe you owe it to the players to make an educated vote.

I have done my research and have made my vote, but I'm curious who Oilers fans would vote for.

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Dallas Eakins spells out the Oilers' off-season plans

Jonathan Willis
March 27 2014 07:00AM

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Dallas Eakins’ press availabilities are almost always worth watching, and in a nearly 20-minute session yesterday he hit on a lot of things, including the type of players Edmonton needs to add in the off-season.

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ROCKING THE MAPLE LEAF IN MINSK?!?!?!?

Lowetide
March 26 2014 07:23PM

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Canada's management group for this year's World Hockey Championships have been named. The tournament will go in Minsk (Belarus) in May. Rob Blake is the GM this year, with Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers, Brad Treliving of the Phoenix Coyotes and Brad Pascall of Hockey Canada helping him out.

If called, will Taylor Hall go? Should he go?

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