Georges Laraque and the enforcer who can play

Jonathan Willis
January 09 2014 04:38PM

When it comes to Edmonton Oilers enforcers, Georges Laraque is the gold standard of the last two decades. It doesn’t sound like a high standard for a prospect to meet, but the bar for being an enforcer who can contribute 15 points per season is a surprisingly high one.

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IF THERE'S EVER A CONCERN: HANDS ON

Robin Brownlee
January 08 2014 02:18PM

 

 

Frustration within the passionate and loyal fan base of the Edmonton Oilers is growing by the day and by the loss with the Oilers destined to miss the playoffs for an eighth straight season. Rightfully so.

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SEAN BURKE SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON GOALTENDING

Jason Gregor
January 08 2014 10:30AM

Sean Burke played 17 seasons in the NHL, including a five year stint with the Hartford Whalers as well as stops in New Jersey, Carolina, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Florida, Phoenix and Los Angeles. He had a solid career, but now he's widely considered one of the best goalie coaches in hockey.

Burke is currently the goalie coach and assistant to the general manager for the Phoenix Coyotes as well as one of four members of Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence.

I caught up with Burke and got his views on goaltending coaches for young players, technical advice and how he works with NHL goalies.

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Sometimes a bad defence just gets exposed

Jonathan Willis
January 07 2014 10:48PM

Edmonton's defence has been bleeding all season, and the St. Louis Blues aren't the kind of team that lets its opponents get away with that kind of weakness. There's a lot that went into the Oilers' 5-2 loss on Tuesday night, but that was a big part of it. 

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WHAT WOULD GAGNER FETCH THESE DAYS?

Lowetide
January 07 2014 07:10PM

TSN reported tonight that the "ask" for Sam Gagner is a top 6 forward, a top 4D or a starting goaltender. What would that look like? 

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