A SONG FOR YOU (OKLAHOMA)

Lowetide
June 08 2013 07:51AM

For me, the best thing to come out of Oklahoma (in my lifetime) is Leon Russell. Russell aside, the Oklahoma City Barons rank second on the list of good things out of the Sooner State. 

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THE RIGHT TIME TO LEAVE...

Jason Gregor
June 07 2013 03:27PM

Yesterday on the TEAM 1260, Oilers GM Craig MacTavish told Mark Spector, that "in an ideal scenario" Ales Hemsky and Shawn Horcoff would be traded. I believe the timing is right for the Oilers and their two longest serving (consecutively) players to part ways, but that doesn't mean it has to be a bitter divorce.

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Third time the charm?

Jonathan Willis
June 07 2013 02:14PM

When the Oilers do eventually hire an associate coach for Ralph Krueger, it will be the third time in recent years that the team will go with a high-powered duo behind the bench rather than with a single leading man. Will this attempt work out better than previous ones?

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NATION PROFILE: STEVE STAIOS

Lowetide
June 07 2013 06:39AM

There are things about Edmonton you can only tell by living here. There's old money here you'll never find by looking for signs of extravagance, there's a tremendous sense of charity that can be overwhelming if you're in need of it, and there's a pride and entrepreneurial spirit that likely comes from isolation and independence. And hockey fans like their defensemen tough, edgy and with a max effort. Little wonder Steve Staios flourished in the Capital. 

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LAST ONE OUT, TURN OFF THE LIGHTS

Robin Brownlee
June 06 2013 11:02PM

If GM Craig MacTavish makes good on the suggestion he's looking to move Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky, Ryan Smyth, assuming he's still around when next season begins, will be the lone player remaining from the playoff run that took the Edmonton Oilers to Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup final.

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