June 14 2016 12:26PM

For any sports fans, certain events are strong enough as they happen to have the sustain of a lifetime. I love the 2006 team, their memory is burned into my brain. I will remember the giant Pisani in overtime as long as I live, and work every day to forget Game 7. There is pain, real pain, and there is this.

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Robin Brownlee
June 14 2016 10:40AM


In many ways, the NHL is a copycat league. Always has been. Always will be. Success will do that. We throw around terms like the Detroit model or the Chicago model, as if building a team is like ordering parts from a catalogue. If only it was that easy.

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Nation Network Prospect Profile #19: Luke Kunin

Mack Irwin
June 14 2016 05:00AM

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Coming in at number 19 in this year's Nation Network draft rankings is University of Wisconsin centre Luke Kunin. The Missouri native already has a very successful NCAA season under his belt after putting up 32 points in 34 games for the Badgers this year. 

Kunin has one of the most well-rounded skillsets of this draft class. He's a dangerous shooter with above-average speed, good defensive awareness, and a strong hockey IQ. His talent level isn't quite high enough to merit top-ten consideration, but he is a dangerous goal-scorer with few weak spots in his game, and could be a very good NHL player.

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June 13 2016 05:45PM


On June 13, 1979, the NHL Edmonton Oilers arrived. The NHL-WHA merger happened on that day—37 years ago today. It involved all kinds of negotiation—including keeping Wayne Gretzky in the city—and saying goodbye to the league that brought our city big league hockey.

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The North By NorthGretz Podcast - The Mark Spector Show

North By NorthGretz
June 13 2016 03:30PM


This week Sportsnet’s own Mark Spector joins the boys to talk about the Stanley Cup Finals, Justin Schultz, Gordie Howe, the entry draft, signing Milan Lucic, fancy stats and how to fix the Oilers. Then it’s another round of Ask The Idiots where all life’s mysteries are revealed! 

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