NATION PROFILE: JASON SMITH

Lowetide
May 03 2013 06:32AM

 

Photo: Mark6mauno

Jason Smith arrived in a trade from Toronto (a 2nd and a 4th) in 1999, his third team in three seasons. An under the radar transaction led to a perfect fit for player and team that culminated in the "C" and a long Stanley run. It was the best of times. 

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2013 DRAFT TAKES: POSSIBLE OILERS

Lowetide
May 02 2013 09:35PM

There's a chance that the "top level" forwards will be gone by the time Stu MacGregor and the Edmonton Oilers step to the podium at the 2013 draft. If so, where do they go? Reach for a lesser forward? Pick a defenseman (like Darnell Nurse, in video)? Trade down?

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IMPROVING THE "D" IS THE KEY

Jason Gregor
May 02 2013 09:52AM

No one does better Stanley Cup montages than CBC. The energy inside the arena during a playoff game is one of the best sporting experiences a fan/media can have. It is electric, and CBC's opening montage illustrated it perfectly. I defy you to watch that and not yearn to be at a game. The seven-year drought gets older by the second, especially when you watch that video and are reminded how awesome the energy, atmosphere and pass of playoff games are.

If the Oilers are ever going to return to the wonderland known as playoffs, they will need to upgrade their blueline. That must be priority number one for Craig MacTavish this summer.

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Oilersnation Year-End Awards: Final Results

Jonathan Willis
May 02 2013 08:05AM

On Tuesday, we presented our contributors’ cases for the Oilers’ award winners, but opened the process up to our commenters to make the final decisions. After the jump, Oilers Nation’s choices for the best (and most disappointing) players in Edmonton.

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OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

Robin Brownlee
May 01 2013 11:16PM

You don’t have to look very far in any aspect of life to understand old sayings like "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" or "one man's junk is another man's treasure" ring true. People paying for tickets to cheer for the Edmonton Oilers, like those who get into Rexall Place via the pass door, aren't exempt.

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