December 9th News and Notes

Robert Cleave
December 09 2011 01:29PM

              

 

It's time for another review of some of the items of interest from around the Nation and the league, as teams move into the middle third of the season. In this week's overview, the Oilers hit a sour patch, the Canucks carry on without a couple of useful pieces, and the Leafs' ownership changes hands.

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TRACERS: Oilers Rookies Vol 2 (85-89)

Lowetide
December 08 2011 05:12PM

This is Gord Sherven. By 1984, the Edmonton Oilers were aiming at Stanley from October to May, and counted 5 of them in the seven years between 1984 and 1990. Not much room for rookies.

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Boris Mironov - "Signing with the Rangers is the End of Your Career"

Kent Wilson
December 08 2011 04:49PM

 

 

Translation courtesy Andrey Osadcehnko

**Original text - Alexander Voynov, Sport Weekend

- Do you remember your first game as a pro?

You bet! I was 17. I think it was season 1988/89. It was the last game of the season against Sokol Kiev. I was very nervous. I was put out there with Alexei Kasatonov – the legend. He tried to cheer me up as best as he could. We won 8:2 but I was frustrated.

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BACK TO REALITY?

Jason Gregor
December 08 2011 11:49AM

Soul II Soul likely wasn't inspired by the Oilers when they wrote this song, but many of the lyrics would mirror the feelings in Oilersnation right now.

Back to life, back to reality
Back to life, back to reality

Back to life, back to the present time,
Back from a fantasy yeah

Back to life, back to the day we have
Let's end this foolish game
Hear me out, don't let me waste away
Make up your mind so I know where I stand

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NHLNumbers Podcast Episode 4

NHLnumbers Podcast
December 08 2011 10:03AM

 

 

The first three episodes of the NHLNumbers podcast focused mostly on definitions and theory in general. In episode four, we move on to applying what we've talked about to particular teams/players/news in the league. This week, we decided to focus on the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers - a couple of clubs with a lot to talk about and great writers to talk with. Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post and ESPN as well as Geoff Detweiler of Broadstreet Hockey stop by to share their insights.  

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