Best of the Nation – 2.10.13

Jonathan Willis
February 10 2013 09:31AM

Lots of good stuff after the jump – trades and transactions, NHL expansion, Craig MacTavish on his old team in Vancouver, Olympic speculation and more. Plus – a special look at the (highly impressive) results of our Jets Nation casting call.

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GDB 11.0: SHUFFLE THE DECK

Jason Gregor
February 09 2013 10:54AM

Teemu Hartikainen will get a promotion today when the Oilers take on the Detroit Red Wings, if Ralph Krueger sticks with the lines he used at practice yesterday.

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NEW LOOK BARONS

Lowetide
February 08 2013 05:16PM

Ryan Martindale and the current OKC Barons are finding their way after a wild and crazy first half of this AHL season. The NHL players are where they belong--a higher league--and the players showing well in OKC may join them someday soon.

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Ralph Krueger shuffles his lines; VandeVelde recalled

Jonathan Willis
February 08 2013 11:24AM

The Edmonton Oilers made their first significant shuffle to the forward lines in practice this morning. They also added Chris VandeVelde from Oklahoma to replace the injured Anton Lander.

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Who is up for a Matinee?

Jason Strudwick
February 08 2013 09:24AM

This Saturday the Oilers will be in Detroit to take on the Red Wings. The game starts at 2:00 PM Detroit time which is noon here in Edmonton. The Wings are not the team they were a few years ago, age even catches up with legends. With players like Lidstrom, Yzerman and Hull no longer flying around the ice at Joe Louis arena, visiting teams now have a better chance to get a victory but for the Oilers there is still an issue to deal with this trip: afternoon game!

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