MY GUT SAYS OILERS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS

Robin Brownlee
December 21 2012 04:39PM

As a sportswriter, I've been guilty of letting my gut overrule my head more than once, with decidedly mixed results. I find myself rolling the dice again as I contemplate the possibility of the Edmonton Oilers making the playoffs this season – assuming the NHL gets around to playing one in January.

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HEMSKY THE SNIPER?

Jason Gregor
December 21 2012 11:50AM

While we wait to see if the lockout will actually end, Ales Hemsky is scoring goals at rate he hasn't seen in 12 years. In the 2000/2001season Hemsky was a rookie with the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL. He scored 36 goals and 100 points in 68 games enroute to being drafted 13th overall.

Since his rookie season in Hull, he has never scored as often as he is this year for Pardubice in the Czech Republic.

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A Holiday Message From the Nations

Kent Wilson
December 21 2012 10:10AM

 

 Well it hasn't been the merriest of Christmas seasons this year has it? Instead of squeezing present shopping around Hockey Night in Canada or Battles of Alberta, we've had to put up with histrionic lawyers at press conferences, game cancellation announcements and endless debates about which side of the labor argument is more reprehensible.

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NATION PROFILE: STEVE SMITH

Lowetide
December 21 2012 07:18AM

 

The on-ice events of the night of Steve Smith's 23-year birthday live in infamy, and unfairly cloud the story of a solid NHL career by a stand up guy. Steve Smith was a useful NHL hockey player over a long time, and its worth setting the record straight. 

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KHL: Datsyuk frustrated, Ovechkin and Backstrom score then collapse, and more

Steve Dangle
December 20 2012 09:08PM

 

Privyet, y'all.

A light day in the KHL today (just two games), so we've added packs from two of Wesnesday's games that you might have missed.

Enjoy!

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