PLAYER PROFILE: DARNELL NURSE

Jason Gregor
June 05 2013 12:08PM

***Photo courtesy of James Egan Photography.***

From the moment I welcomed Darnell Nurse onto my show on Monday he impressed me. He was very polite, poised, well-spoken and comfortable. I really enjoy interviewing people for the first time, because it is the unknown and I never know how the interview will go, but right away I sensed Nurse would be a great guest.

He might have even exceeded my initial expectations as the interview went by very quickly and easily.  He gave some great answers, but moreso I felt he let the listeners get a sense of who he was. After the interview I spoke with a few NHL people who interviewed him at the combine, and they were very impressed with his maturity, calm demeanor and his focus when they interviewed him.

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Edmonton Oilers depth chart: June 2013

Jonathan Willis
June 05 2013 09:36AM

If we were to draw up what the Oilers look like right now, before the draft and free agency and the trades of summer, what would it look like? What would represent “mission accomplished” for the Oilers’ brain trust?

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ENJOYING MY COFFEE

Lowetide
June 05 2013 07:06AM

Anton Lander's North American hockey career has not gone as planned, but there are some signs that he might be turning the corner in OKC. Part of his success? A little help from his "Nordic" friends.

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THE WAY I SEE IT . . .

Robin Brownlee
June 04 2013 06:42PM

I was spit-balling here not long ago about the possibility the Edmonton Oilers might consider moving Ralph Krueger aside if they could land a big-name NHL coach. As it turns out, they just might get the marquee name they're after without moving Krueger anywhere. That's not a bad thing.

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Report: Ralph Krueger the Oilers’ second choice, behind Mark Messier

Jonathan Willis
June 04 2013 01:48PM

CBC’s Elliotte Friedman made waves a few nights ago on Hockey Night in Canada when he reported that the Oilers had initially offered their head coaching job not to Ralph Krueger, but to former great Mark Messier. Today, he expanded on that report.

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