The First Hockey Scout

November 26 2011 07:31AM

This is Nostradamus. He would have been a Movember contender from cradle to grave. Lordy. Nos made all kinds of predictions, things like "tents will be pitched by (people) of foreign tongues" and "the lost thing is discovered, hidden for many centuries."

A cynic might suggest that these words are rather wide-ranging in scope and could fit any number of events without actually proving Nostradamus could predict morning. Wrong 'em boyo! Nos even predicted Ryan Nugent-Hopkins!

  • He will wander because of a frantic head, and delivering a great people from subjection

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No Turkey This Year

November 25 2011 05:01PM

Ken Holland:  “I always look at the standings on U.S. Thanksgiving, right at the end of November. From there, you move in a pack. You’ve sort of shown the winning percentage you’re going to move at.” Guess what? The Edmonton Oilers are running with the pack. It's been awhile.

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Jason Gregor
November 24 2011 11:51PM

I can't recall the last time the Oilers played a weekday afternoon game, and for us sports junkies it is likely the 2nd best "afternoon delight" we can think of. Okay maybe there are numerous different types of the 1st "Afternoon delights," but you know what I mean.

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Robin Brownlee
November 24 2011 11:08PM

Enough already. It’s time to put a familiar and tired storyline out of its misery. Against the odds and common sense, I’m saying the Edmonton Oilers are going to do that against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center Friday and win a hockey game.

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November 24 2011 06:57PM

The Edmonton Oilers have employed some very effective 4th lines over the years. Jim Dowd was just this side of a folk hero during his time in Edmonton, Shawn Horcoff got his start there and over the next several years Oiler fans will be seeing a lot of kids like Curtis Hamilton and Tyler Pitlick breaking in on the 4line. Quick question: how soon can they get here?

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