NATION RADIO - APRIL 16, 2011

NationRadio
April 18 2011 03:36PM

Loyal Nation Citizen Faqu94 put it best on the twitters last night at 1:06 AM when he said "@WanyeGretz NationRadio? Yes?"

Yes Faqu94, NationRadio: Yes. This week's guests include former Flames GM now NHL on the Fly analyst Craig Button, Kirk Luedeke, Guy Flaming, Matt Bugg, Cassie McClennan, Tim Currell and Greg Drinnan.

Additional credit due to ItsTheBGB who correctly identifed us via tweet as lazy. Would a lazy person text his roommate to turn the TV down from another room because he doesn't feel like shouting?*

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PROTECT YOURSELF

Jason Gregor
April 18 2011 10:47AM

Last night Raffi Torres steamrolled Brent Seabrook behind the Hawks net and got two minutes for interference. Instantly fans and media were reacting on twitter. The opinions ranged from "He should be suspended for the rest of the playoffs," to "It was a hard hit and guys need to keep their head up."

There is no debating that Torres hits hard. Some would say that he hits to hurt, and there might be some truth to that, but he also is one of the few players who knows can change the outcome with a big hit; whether it is clean or borderline.

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Lowetide
April 17 2011 09:39AM

Learning to play defense in the NHL must be a difficult process. It's certainly difficult to watch. In the 2000's, the Edmonton Oilers cut off their collective noses to spite their face: no AHL team (or a shared one) in order to save a dollar or two meant those valuable years between 20-23 were a dead zone for defensemen. With the new attention to detail throughout the organization, the OKC Barons are an important stop for future NHL defensemen. Well. How's it going so far?

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Max Return

Lowetide
April 16 2011 08:25AM

This week saw all kinds of news breaking around the 2011 Entry Draft. New Jersey won the lottery (Lou must have found the Crossroads shortly after Robert Johnson, buddy's had a horseshoe implanted since the 80's) and the Edmonton Oilers won too. The town team will select first overall. Or will they? 

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HISTORY FAVOURS FORWARDS

Jason Gregor
April 15 2011 05:03PM

Last year the hot topic was Taylor or Tyler, and in the end it didn't become much of a debate amongst the Oiler brass, and after one NHL season it seems clear the Oilers made the right selection calling Hall instead of Seguin. Seguin will still likely turn out to be a very good player, I just don't see him being as dynamic as Hall. This year the debate isn't as much about individual players, but more about their position. Do you take a centre/forward like, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Gabriel Landeskog, Sean Couturier or Jonathon Huberdeau or do you opt for a defenceman like Adam Larsson.

From where I sit, it seems clear they should take a forward.

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