TUESDAY TIDBITS...BEATING THE ODDS

Jason Gregor
November 19 2013 08:13AM

Josh Harding's story keeps getting better and better. The 38th pick in the 2002 NHL entry draft was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in November of 2012. At the time many wondered if he would be healthy enough to return to the NHL. MS is an unpredictable neurological disease. It can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue and even paralysis and blindness. Some symptoms are permanent while others come and go.

Seventy-five percent of diagnosed patients are women, but when a man has MS the symptoms can be more severe. A year after his diagnosis, Harding isn't just dealing with MS, he is flourishing with it.

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Dallas Eakins and the Edmonton Oilers’ fourth line

Jonathan Willis
November 18 2013 10:52PM

Edmonton’s fourth line, for much of the year, has been built around the duo of Will Acton and Luke Gazdic. Those two forwards combined for 30 points in the AHL last season; Gazdic has cracked 20 points once at that level and Acton never has. After the Oilers’ game against San Jose on Friday, head coach Dallas Eakins talked about what their role is on the team.

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THE BRYZ WITCH HUNT BEGINS

Wanye
November 18 2013 03:44PM

New Oilers tendy Ilya Bryzgalov faced the media for the first time this afternoon after practice. A great many questions lobbed in his direction were cringe worthy as the assembled scribes baited the newest Oiler to say something colourful and give them the quote they had all trudged down in the snow to get.

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BRYZ PHOTOSHOP CONTEST FINALISTS

Wanye
November 18 2013 12:26PM

 

Everyone's new favourite Soviet Space Cowboy is currently riding Sputnik on a low sub orbital flight path into the frozen City of Champions. While we await his arrival and his showdown with Dubie for the starting tendy position, let's enjoy some photoshop entries shall we?

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Edmonton Oilers waive Jason LaBarbera

Jonathan Willis
November 18 2013 10:20AM

 

The Edmonton Oilers announced on Monday morning that Jason LaBarbera had been waived. It's a move that comes as no surprise, given the arrival of Ilya Bryzgalov in Edmonton.

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