April 02 2013 06:03PM


Once upon a time, Oilers GM Steve Tambellini told us things would be quiet, that he didn't know if he'd be busy. Bright and early the next morning, hell was a poppin'. 

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A quiet trade deadline for the Oilers? (Update: Oilers make a small trade)

Jonathan Willis
April 02 2013 01:43PM

According to the guy who is arguably the most plugged-in member of the Edmonton media, the Edmonton Oilers very well might do nothing on the trade front tomorrow.

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Will the Edmonton Oilers make a pitch for Mark Streit?

Jonathan Willis
April 02 2013 11:58AM

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Last summer, in an attempt to upgrade their blue line, the Oilers reportedly took a long look at New York Islanders defenceman Mark Streit. The veteran puck-mover would have slotted into the team’s top-four, has a long history with head coach Ralph Krueger, and stood a decent shot of becoming the Oilers’ top defenceman overnight.

The Islanders, at the time, decided to keep him. Now it seems far more likely that they’ll let him go – is Edmonton still interested?

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Jason Gregor
April 02 2013 10:15AM

Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has had a very successful career. He was a decent hockey player; suiting up for the  Saskatoon Blades in the WHL, the University of McGill and he spent one season playing pro hockey in England where he racked up 45 goals and 127 assists in 49 games.

But he wanted to be in the NHL, and he knew it wouldn't be as a player so he became a coach. If you want to learn about what makes a successful coach, keep reading.

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Nation World HQ
April 02 2013 10:04AM


After a pretty successful weeklong sale today is the last day that you can get NationGear.

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