TOP 100 OILERS: PETR KLIMA (33)

Robin Brownlee
January 31 2017 07:00AM

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From the candy cane tape job on his hockey stick to the Great Dane he kept in his hotel room at the Coliseum Inn across the Street from Northlands Coliseum to the business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back mullet and big fur coats he favoured, Petr Klima was a walking fashion statement. He had style.

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HOW GOOD IS SASHA CHMELEVSKI?

Lowetide
January 30 2017 06:21PM

In the first period of the CHL Top Prospects Game Monday evening, winger Sasha Chmelevski scored a brilliant goal. I am a draft geek, and haven't heard much about him. So, let's have a look.

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Monday Musings: NHL Debates and a special tribute

Jason Gregor
January 30 2017 01:55PM

Thinker

The NHL released their top-100 players this past weekend, and when you release a list like this, it inevitably leads to debates. I think we can all agree the 100 players are exceptional, however, I was surprised by a few.

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NHLN Notebook: All-Star recap, No Ads on Jerseys, Mike Smith, Vlady Tkachev

Christian Pagnani
January 30 2017 12:38PM

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The All-Star weekend is over, so we can get back to talking about things that matter... Like the All-Star weekend in hindsight! 

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AT RANDOM: HOME COOKING

Robin Brownlee
January 30 2017 09:00AM

RogersPlace

It’s been duly noted since the Edmonton Oilers started calling Rogers Place home that the swank new downtown barn doesn’t have the rowdy and raucous vibe old Rexall Place did, spawning the unflattering nickname The Library.

It’s also been pointed out the new rink, for all its bells and whistles and high-tech guts, has lousy ice. That makes it a wash with the old joint, whose reputation for having maybe the best ice in the NHL lasted at least a decade past when it actually was that good.

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