Ryan on Ryan: is Smyth a fit here?

Robin Brownlee
July 07 2010 02:26PM

Los Angeles Kings' Michal Handzus (L) and Ryan Smyth celebrate a goal scored by team mate Anze Kopitar during overtime of Game 2 of their NHL Western Conference quarter-final hockey game against Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, British Columbia April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andy Clark  (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Ryan Rishaug of TSN has generated some buzz by throwing it out there that a return to the Edmonton Oilers by Ryan Smyth might make sense if the right cards fall into place.

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This Generation's Stan Weir

Lowetide
July 07 2010 07:41AM

This is Stan Weir. He is a very important figure in Oilers history, because of his role on the first three Oiler NHL teams. He was a vital part of the group in 79-80, his role began to fade the following season (as detailed by Peter Gzowski in his classic book The Game of Our Lives).

Weir did the difficult work until the gifted kids could take on the chores, and in that way lives forever in Oiler lore. 

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Ryan Stone Signs In Calgary

Jonathan Willis
July 07 2010 07:30AM

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 12:  Center Ryan Stone #32 of the Edmonton Oilers  skates against the Nashville Predators on October 12, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

I’d like to discuss Ryan Stone with the denizens of the Nation for a moment. The former Oiler has signed a free agent contract with the Calgary Flames, and while it’s a depth signing he’s a player I’m sorry to see leave the organization.

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SQUARE ONE: BETTER DAYS AHEAD

Robin Brownlee
July 06 2010 08:26PM

Edmonton Oiler fans show their preference while attending the first round of the 2010 NHL hockey draft in Los Angeles, California June 25, 2010. The Oilers have the first pick overall in the draft. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

In a city where optimism about the Edmonton Oilers has been as scarce as teeth at a family reunion in Arkansas, there was more than enough to go around at Clareview Arena today.

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THE HUNT FOR C13

Wanye
July 06 2010 06:12PM

With the departure of Captain Ethan Moreau to the Columbus Blue Jackets, it is time once again to dust off an old argument that has laid dormant for the past few weeks as we all fawned over the 2010 Entry Draft.

Once hypothetical, it is now of the utmost importance for any Oiler fan drawing air into his or her lungs with any great regularity.

The search for the 13th Captain of the Edmonton Oilers.

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