TRADES: A TANGLED WEB

Jason Gregor
June 25 2011 09:23PM

I woke up from a well-needed nap, and much to my chagrin, but not to my surprise,  the Ryan Smyth saga still lingered. I will say the Smyth spectacle has given me a new appreciation of how fanatical some Oiler fans are. I've received emails and tweets suggesting Tambellini be fired on the spot if he doesn't complete this trade, while others are asking for updates every 2nd hour, because they won't be able to rest until they crack the case.

It is great to hear, read and see the passion, and it is why I love my job, but for those who are frustrated, and bordering on being mad. - take a deep breath it will be okay.

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PROUD PAPA FRANK MUSIL: DAVID AN OILER

Robin Brownlee
June 25 2011 03:21PM

ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- Frank Musil was always tough as nails and mean as hell as a defenseman in an NHL career spanning 797 games, but he was soft as putty talking about son David after the Edmonton Oilers selected him 31st overall at the NHL Entry Draft Saturday.

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2011 ENTRY DRAFT: OILERSNATION LIVE BLOG

Robin Brownlee
June 25 2011 08:27AM

St. PAUL, Minnesota -- Ryan Smyth hasn't been big news on Entry Draft day since the Edmonton Oilers took him sixth overall way back in 1994, but that could change today.

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SMYTH, TRADES AND WHAT'S UP FOR DAY TWO

Jason Gregor
June 25 2011 07:41AM

Do you remember the lovely Lilian Hosking? In December of 2005 she turned 101, and all she wanted for her birthday was to run her fingers through the most famous mullet in Edmonton. She got her wish when Ryan Smyth and a few members of the Oilers staff showed up at Meadowcroft seniors' complex with a cake and his hair.

The Oilers found out about her request and Smyth gladly agreed to go meet her, too bad negotiating a deal to bring Smyth back to Edmonton wasn't as easy.

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Keegan, David and Dillon

Lowetide
June 25 2011 07:17AM

Keegan Lowe is "on the radar" for NHL teams today. Graded as a solid defender whose play improved a great deal, young Lowe is one of several kids with Oilers connections available today.

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