NATION EXCLUSIVE: RYAN SMYTH HOME AGAIN

Robin Brownlee
August 06 2011 03:03PM

I still can't get over how some people accused Ryan Smyth of shedding crocodile tears at Edmonton International Airport after he was dealt to the New York Islanders at the 2007 NHL trade deadline after 11th-hour contract negotiations stalled.

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Long May You Run

Lowetide
August 06 2011 09:01AM

If you're an Oiler fan with trunks of memories still to come, tonight's Hockey Canada "red and white" game at Rexall Place is a chance to formally join the party.

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THE RIGHT STUFF: TAYLOR HALL

Robin Brownlee
August 05 2011 05:31PM

It's been said that some leaders are born with the traits that make them what they are, while others develop them as they go. It doesn't really matter how somebody assumes the kind of role most of us only aspire to, only that they do. I'm convinced Taylor Hall is on his way.

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OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD: THE WAY I SEE IT

Robin Brownlee
August 05 2011 03:06PM

Two weeks ago, I copped to being an obstinate fossil, to struggling with change. So, I take a week off away from the laptop for a trip to Kelowna and what happens? Change aplenty, with much of striking very close to home. It's so unsettling.

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Career Opportunities

Lowetide
August 05 2011 08:01AM

Steve Tambellini did an excellent job on July 1st going up and down the aisles and crossing items off his shopping list. There are still a couple of items remaining: a legit top 4 defender (may not be coming) and a goaltender who can provide competition at the top end and insurance at the bottom end. The names are running out.

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