GREAT CHASE SCENES

Lowetide
September 08 2013 08:48AM

When the Edmonton Oilers selected Greg Chase late in the 2013 entry draft, observers agreed that it was a great selection for that point in the draft, a hidden gem near the end. However, that and $1.50 will get you a cup of coffee these days--the proof is on the ice and in every shift. We're so early it's barely sunrise, but there's an interesting story emerging and the arrows are heading in a nice direction.

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HOW MANY JOBS IN PLAY?

Lowetide
September 07 2013 10:49AM

As we ready ourselves for training camp 2013, it seems to me there a more jobs in play at this year's training camp. Craig MacTavish added so many defensemen this summer there's a major question about the 6-7-8 slots, and there are a lot of wingers hanging around, too. Add those things to the major need (center) and we're probably looking at a more fluid TC than we've seen in recent seasons. There's competition this year!

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The Summer of Ugly Jerseys

Jonathan Willis
September 07 2013 08:54AM

I remember being slightly disappointed when the Dallas Stars unveiled their new sweaters back in June. At the time there was no way I could know that compared to the other jersey unveilings to come this summer they’d look awfully good.

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"MORE ROBOTS, MORE KILLING!"

Lowetide
September 06 2013 07:45PM

In the 2010 young stars tournament, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson and others impressed us and breathed life into a sinking franchise. Do you remember what we said about those young men (and the other kids) that summer?

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Tom Gilbert (and other UFA's) possibly Europe-bound

Jonathan Willis
September 06 2013 06:00PM

According to Jim Matheson, unrestricted free agent defenceman (and former Oiler) Tom Gilbert might end up signing in Switzerland for this coming season. It’s an odd move in a summer of oddities.

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