MAYOR PUTS ARENA DEAL TO BED...AND MORE....

Jason Gregor
May 17 2013 12:23PM

Rumour has it this picture was taken at city hall early this week when the 7-year arena deal saga finally ended. City council voted 10-3 in favour of the final funding model, and unlike previous votes this should be the final vote as council waived the conditions, according to mayor Stephen Mandel.

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Is Karl Alzner the answer to the Oilers' problems?

Jonathan Willis
May 17 2013 10:19AM

Photo by Michael Miller/Wikimedia

If the Oilers are going to make a heavy pitch for a defenceman they probably aren’t going to get, that defenceman shouldn’t be Shea Weber. It should be the Washington Capitals’ Karl Alzner.

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NATION PROFILE: ETHAN MOREAU

Lowetide
May 17 2013 07:25AM

For over a decade, Ethan Moreau skated portside for the Edmonton Oilers checking line. He was tough, rugged and could score some goals, became a leader  and captain during his time in Edmonton.

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Ten Points: This draft and the last draft

Jonathan Willis
May 16 2013 09:36AM

Last year, the question was whether the Oilers would choose the best available talent or draft for need (Ryan Murray). It's early, but I thought they made the right decision at the time and I've seen nothing to sway that belief. What will they do this year, and what about some of the other players they picked in 2012? That and more after the jump.

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BEST COLLAPSES IN SPORTS

Jason Gregor
May 15 2013 02:12PM

Don't worry Leafs' fans, you aren't the only ones who've felt the pain of a tough loss.

Ask a fan of the Oilers, Canucks or Flames about their recent heartache. The Canucks lost game seven of the Stanley Cup final in 2011, the Oilers did the same in 2006 as did the Flames in 2004. Sure, none of them had a 4-1 lead with 10 minutes to play, but your collapse came in the first round, not the 4th so it likely evens out.

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