Monday Mailbag - September 29

September 29 2014 10:00AM


It's time to tilt your chair back to a comfortable position, because we've got over 2900 words of wasted company time coming for you in this week's mailbag. As always, I need your questions to make this work. If you've got one, email it to me at or hit me up on Twitter (@jsbmbaggedmilk) and I'll get to you as soon as we can.

Without further delay - the mailbag. Enjoy!

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Cherish your father

Jason Gregor
September 29 2014 07:13AM


Unlike previous years, when I always found a connection between the amount of years since my father’s death to a memory from my childhood, this year nothing has connected me to the number 14. The 12th year of his passing reminded me of his favourite movie, The Dirty Dozen, but this year I recalled nothing connecting the two.

Instead of recollections, I found that the bond between father and child has embraced my soul in a much deeper sense . The memories that overflow my consciousness this year have been more about the meaning and responsibility of fatherhood.

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Leon Draisaitl: The offence is ready, the defence a work in progress

Jonathan Willis
September 28 2014 11:51PM

Draisaitl, Leon

The Oilers’ lopsided 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday featured a lovely combination of an inept offence and porous defence, but there were some exceptions to those trends.

One of them was rookie forward Leon Draisaitl, whose defensive game could have been better but who looked far, far better than the scoring wingers on his line when he entered the offensive zone.

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit

Nation World HQ
September 28 2014 01:21PM


Ladies and Gentlemen, here is Fantasy Hockey’s most detailed and helpful FREE fantasy hockey draft kit. With 300 player / goalie projections and analysis and a team-by-team season preview and breakdown, the 2014-15  DailyFaceoff Draft Kit is the only tool you will need to be successful on draft day.

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September 28 2014 11:35AM


This is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. If you're an Edmontonian and you've never been, get in your vehicle and drive around our city: It's very much the same. Saskatoon is by far Saskatchewan's prettiest city, owing to actual water running through it (Regina Regina Regina: What WHERE you thinking?).

Like Edmonton, Saskatoon has a wonderful history and love affair with hockey.

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