Do linemates help make the player?

Jason Gregor
May 04 2010 08:50AM

Edmonton Oilers v Phoenix Coyotes

“He makes his linemates/teammates better.” That seems to be the newest saying when it comes to evaluating skilled players, and from where I sit it is the most misused phrase in the game.

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Radio Ga-ga II: who will get the skipper's seat?

Robin Brownlee
May 03 2010 03:30PM

I expect it'll take the Edmonton Oilers another week or 10 days to announce Rod Phillips is retiring after 37 seasons as the team's radio voice, but I'll dispatch with that here and now so those interested in the job can get a head-start on preparing their resumes and clips.

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UFA Decisions: Ryan Stone

Jonathan Willis
May 02 2010 09:21AM

Calgary Flames v Edmonton Oilers 

UFA Decisions considers the unrestricted free agents on the Oilers’ roster, starting with the most expensive and working down. Today we consider Ryan Stone.

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Roughnecks: something other than hockey

Pat Steinberg
May 01 2010 11:42AM

Yep, even though the Flames aren't in the NHL's postseason dance, the city of Calgary gets some postseason action at the 'Dome in different forms. On the hockey front, they've got the WHL's Eastern Conference Champion Calgary Hitmen, who opened their series with Tri City on Friday night with an absolute thumping (7-0 Hitmen). Or there's the Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League, who have a Saturday afternoon playoff date with the Edmonton Rush.

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UFA Decisions: Jason Strudwick

Jonathan Willis
May 01 2010 11:29AM

UFA Decisions considers the unrestricted free agents on the Oilers’ roster, starting with the most expensive and working down. Today we consider Jason Strudwick.

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