NATION PROFILE: MIKE GRIER

Lowetide
April 26 2013 07:28AM

One of the toughest players to don an Oiler uniform, Mike Grier combined aggressive play, forechecking and some skill to deliver effective play for the Edmonton Oilers of the late 1990's and early 2000's. He was a member of what might the most effective checking trio in club history, and man could he play through pain. 

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Edmonton Oilers sign Frans Tuohimaa

Jonathan Willis
April 25 2013 07:31PM

On Friday, the Oilers announced that they had signed 2011 seventh round draft pick Frans Tuohimaa to a two-year entry-level contract. Tuohimaa becomes the seventh member of the Oilers’ 2011 draft class either signed to an entry-level deal or traded for a player (Tobias Rieder for Kale Kessy) who was.

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4LINE

Lowetide
April 25 2013 05:28PM

Steve MacIntyre put the fear of God in every hockey player he ever faced with this stance. Holy hell, the man can punch. However, the first question an NHL team has to ask is "can he play the game at an NHL level?" In the time after Craig MacTavish stepped away from the Oilers and his return, how many fourth line players could do that?

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World Championships

Jason Strudwick
April 25 2013 03:37PM

Photo: Resolute/Wikimedia

With the season winding down, Hockey Canada is putting together its roster for the world championship team. The team is made up of players whose NHL teams do not make the playoffs and whose teams are knocked out of the first round.

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The not-so magnificent seven

Jonathan Willis
April 25 2013 09:56AM

With two games left in the season, the Edmonton Oilers can finish no lower than seventh overall in the pre-lottery draft rankings, and could finish as high as the second overall pick if everything breaks right (wrong?).

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