CATTLE CROSSING

Lowetide
September 23 2012 07:50AM

Back when the NHL played in arenas across North America, we could talk about games and statistics and trades and things. Nowadays, the subject involves lockouts and buildings, and "hockey" talk has given way to business and empre building. This week, a couple of missteps at least gave us something else to discuss.

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WE'RE GOING MOBILE

Lowetide
September 22 2012 09:50AM

Nail Yakupov made his pro debut in what might be the best league on the planet today, as the Oilers prospects continue to kick off their 12-13 seasons and possibly settle in with the teams they'll play for this year.

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SAVILLE: ANOTHER KATZ MOUTHPIECE?

Robin Brownlee
September 22 2012 12:33AM

The stance by some citizens in this city seems to be that any member of the media who supports putting more money on the table to help build an arena in partnership with Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz should be dismissed as a mouthpiece or a fartcatcher.

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OLD MAN POWER: PEPPER CHECKS IN

Robin Brownlee
September 20 2012 11:12PM

If age and treachery is a match for youth and exuberance, the Quickcard Cancer Crushers have a fighting chance when the action begins at Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer Saturday. We're counting on it. Then again, we might just end up beaten, sore and old, which we are.

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What’s the deal with Nail?

Andrey Osadchenko
September 20 2012 10:01PM

Remember a few days ago Nail Yakupov was reported to make his KHL debut this Wednesday? Well, it never happened. The IIHF isn’t willing to give a nod to the former Sarnia Sting forward to play for his hometown team. Neftekhimik’s GM, Rafik Yakubov, is understandably infuriated with the fact and openly blames OHL club for interfering with the deal.

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