WOW: Holiday Monday Edition

Wanye
August 02 2010 10:17AM

This ain't no way to start a holiday Monday.

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The Evolution of Zack Stortini

Jonathan Willis
August 02 2010 09:58AM

EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 3:  Right wing Zack Stortini #46 of the Edmonton Oilers fights with right wing Brandon Prust #33 of the Calgary Flames in the second period during an NHL game on October 3, 2009 at Rexall Arena in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Jimmy Jeong/Getty Images)

“Evolution” and “evolved” may not be the first two words that come to mind when one looks at that picture, which highlights a big gap-toothed man with unkempt hair poised to beat on another man with his fist, but despite that seeming incongruity, evolution is what we saw when Zack Stortini fought in 2009-10.

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You Never Know

Lowetide
August 01 2010 10:57AM

This is Jeff Deslauriers as a rookie pro in the uniform of the Edmonton Roadrunners. He was 20, and the year was 04-05. His journey from the 2002 Entry Draft to the starting job at the NHL level in 09-10 is a long and winding road. 

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Reasonable Expectations: The Rookies

Lowetide
July 31 2010 10:40AM

This post begins my annual "reasonable expectations" series. Since there are several wrtiers on Oilers Nation, I'm going to condense all of the players into 5 articles. We begin with the sensational rookies.

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RALPH KRUEGER: NIGHTMARE ON 118TH AVENUE?

Robin Brownlee
July 30 2010 05:45PM

When the Edmonton Oilers announced this morning they'd hired Freddy Krueger as an associate coach, my first reaction -- aside from passing Cornflakes through my nostrils -- was "DubyaTeeEff?"

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