A quiet trade deadline for the Oilers? (Update: Oilers make a small trade)

Jonathan Willis
April 02 2013 01:43PM

According to the guy who is arguably the most plugged-in member of the Edmonton media, the Edmonton Oilers very well might do nothing on the trade front tomorrow.

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Will the Edmonton Oilers make a pitch for Mark Streit?

Jonathan Willis
April 02 2013 11:58AM

Photo: Dan4th/Wikimedia

Last summer, in an attempt to upgrade their blue line, the Oilers reportedly took a long look at New York Islanders defenceman Mark Streit. The veteran puck-mover would have slotted into the team’s top-four, has a long history with head coach Ralph Krueger, and stood a decent shot of becoming the Oilers’ top defenceman overnight.

The Islanders, at the time, decided to keep him. Now it seems far more likely that they’ll let him go – is Edmonton still interested?

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MIKE BABCOCK: IF YOU COACH, BE PREPARED

Jason Gregor
April 02 2013 10:15AM

Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has had a very successful career. He was a decent hockey player; suiting up for the  Saskatoon Blades in the WHL, the University of McGill and he spent one season playing pro hockey in England where he racked up 45 goals and 127 assists in 49 games.

But he wanted to be in the NHL, and he knew it wouldn't be as a player so he became a coach. If you want to learn about what makes a successful coach, keep reading.

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LAST DAY FOR NATIONGEAR

Nation World HQ
April 02 2013 10:04AM

 

After a pretty successful weeklong sale today is the last day that you can get NationGear.

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WANYE ON THE ROAD: AJAX GAME

Wanye
April 02 2013 07:56AM

Shoutout to the Oil for winning again. Well played fellows.

One of the scheduled highlights of the 2013 backpacking tour was the tickets to an Ajax game in Amsterdam. This is one of the sights to see apparently as Ajax have qualified for the Champions League three years in a row by winning the Dutch league and are well on their way again holding down the top spot. 

On this chilly Sunday afternoon they were facing the 8th place NEC. And we were facing down their teeny tiny secondary ticket market, mega steep aisles, people smoking all willy nilly INSIDE the arena and their beers.

Their delicious, delicious beers.

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