THE TROUBLE WITH ALES

Wanye
December 14 2011 12:12PM

A recent poll here on the Nation showed a dead heat among Oilers fans regarding the future of Ales Hemsky. 40% felt he should be re-signed and 37% felt he should be traded.

Hmmmm.

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Canadian World Junior Team To Make Final Cuts Tomorrow

Jonathan Willis
December 13 2011 09:01PM

The World Junior Championships are less than two weeks away, and Team Canada is poised to make their final cuts tomorrow morning. It won’t be an easy decision, as the team boasts incredible depth at almost every position.

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HALL RETURNS: TRIPLE THREAT?

Robin Brownlee
December 13 2011 05:06PM

I like the look of the lines that Edmonton Oilers coach Tom Renney ran at practice today, and not just because they included Taylor Hall, who is poised to return to action against the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday after missing seven games with an injured left shoulder.

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AROUND THE ROOM AND THE NHL

Jason Gregor
December 13 2011 10:13AM

There is lots to discuss on around the NHL and inside the Oilers dressing room.

  • Is Taylor Hall ready to play?
  • Will the Oilers send Magnus Paajarvi to the minors when Hall returns?
  • Is Darryl Sutter really the right answer for the LA Kings?
  • Are the Wild, Panthers and Blues for real?
  • Is Ricky Ray really only worth a journeyman QB, a potential kicker and a pick?

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NO REINFORCEMENTS

Lowetide
December 12 2011 07:39PM

Expecting a trade before the period around the deadline is folly for Oiler fans. It is a very rare thing--in fact, the last major trade in the deep fall for this organization was Guerin for Carter. What would it take for the Oilers to change their modus operandi?

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