Another Year for Anton Belov?

Jonathan Willis
April 15 2014 07:00AM


One of the more difficult players to get a read on this season is Anton Belov. In his first year in North America, the Russian rearguard offered an intriguing mix of ability and error. Should the Edmonton Oilers give him another season to find his way?

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Robin Brownlee
April 14 2014 05:16PM

Dallas Eakins 7

Like it or not, Dallas Eakins will be back for a second season as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers despite some well-documented bumps in the road during his rookie campaign as an NHL bench boss. That much we know.

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Monday Mailbag - April 14th

April 14 2014 02:00PM


Pull up a chair, stop pretending to work and let's get to learning. It's time for our weekly tradition of taking your questions and throwing them out to our writers to get their feedback. If you want to submit a question, email it to me at Be sure to include your Twitter handle (if you have one) for your 13 seconds of Internet stardom! 


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Last Call for the Nation Charity Playoff Pool

April 14 2014 01:15PM


Playoffs? We're talking playoffs...playoff pools to be specific.

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April 14 2014 11:05AM


I attended Ryan Smyth’s NHL debut back in 1995. I was 14 at the time and I can clearly remember the game like it was yesterday. He had been playing most of the year in Moose Jaw and popped in for a few unremarkable starts before making a splash the following year. I was more hyped on Jason Bonsignore at the time but clearly recall "the other Ryan" from the 1994 draft suiting up and taking to the ice at Rexall Place. 

20 years later I was at his retirement game. No longer in junior high, no longer needing rides from my mom to the game and back. I’m a completely different person. Ryan Smyth however is exactly the same person he was so many years ago. Still reppin the same ageless mullet and happy grin. Still grinding it out along the boards and standing in the line of fire in front of the net. Still happy to be an Oiler above anything else.

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