Tuesday Tidbits: World Cup rosters, goalies and The Hip

Jason Gregor
May 24 2016 01:15PM

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There will be plenty of water cooler debate this week as the eight teams in the World Cup of Hockey will announce their final seven roster spots on Friday.

Four Oilers are already on teams. Connor McDavid will play for North America (U24), Andrej Sekera and Leon Draisaitl are on Team Europe, while Lauri Korpikoski will skate for Finland.

Will Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins be on team Canada and North America?

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CAM TALBOT: THE MIND GAME

Robin Brownlee
May 24 2016 11:44AM

For me, the quality that separates real-deal winners from phonies and front-runners is resilience. Having the wherewithal, call it mental toughness if you like, to bounce back when things go sideways, when confidence wanes and performance dips.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #37 Sam Steel

Ryan Biech
May 24 2016 07:36AM

A player who has been flirting with first-round bona fides, but ultimately comes in as 37th overall ranked player in our consensus rankings, is Edmonton native and Regina Pats centre Sam Steel.

Regarded as a smaller and shiftier centre, who possesses elite playmaking abilities and hockey sense. If Steel is still available in the early parts of the second round, I won't be surprised to hear of a few teams looking to trade up to select the young pivot.

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WHO IS THE BEST GOALIE IN THE 2016 DRAFT?

Lowetide
May 23 2016 03:37PM

As much as we love hockey, sussing out goalies and their ability to stop the puck is a mystery to pretty much everyone. If you skim over past drafts trying to find successful patterns, the reasonable conclusion is for your favorite team to 'get lucky' and count it as a skill. Let's look at last year's projections and figure out this season.

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North By NorthGretz Podcast - Ball Water

North By NorthGretz
May 23 2016 01:30PM

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This week the boys are joined by special guest, Instagram mega-star Allison Currie! Alley and the boys talk about eating frozen hot dogs, the Kassian re-signing, call-out various small towns in the greater Sturgeon County area, and Allison talks about her night with The Great One and awkward moments in the Rexall visitors room!

Next up it’s the debut of a new game, “Pornhub or Twitter Comment”, before another life affirming round of Ask The Idiots. 

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