Nation Radio - April 28, 2012

NationRadio
April 29 2012 10:51AM

With Lowetide engaging in a hot air balloon race around the world this weekend (the queen herself shall drop the checkered flag!), OilersNation's own Robin Brownlee took the wheel in LT's stead. Joining him this Saturday were all manner of characters and celebrities, including David Staples, Jason Gregor and Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney. Mr. Brownlee is also the Nation's record holder for banning trolls engaging commenters in lively debate, so give a listen as he braves listener/reader calls and emails. 

This is Nation Radio.

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TRADING THE PICK (HABS EDITION)

Lowetide
April 29 2012 06:53AM

The best way to procure outstanding defensive talent (or any talent) is via the draft. However, being patient with young defensemen can be the hardest part--suffering through the growing pains is almost impossible and has caused many NHL teams to send away future stars of the game.

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TRADING THE PICK

Lowetide
April 28 2012 01:38PM

Trading draft picks started BEFORE the beginning of the universal draft  in 1969. It was, for the most part, a failed experiment.

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Playoff Picks: Round 2

Jonathan Willis
April 28 2012 11:11AM

Remember Maggie the Macaque? I guarantee the TSN panel in 2006 does.

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Why An Amnesty Clause Makes Sense

Jonathan Willis
April 28 2012 08:26AM

Shawn Horcoff. Keith Ballard. Matt Stajan. Mike Komisarek. The list is a lot longer than that, but it sometimes feels like every team in the league has a player or two whose contracts they’d love to make disappear.

That’s why some sort of amnesty buyout could be an appealing option when the NHL and NHLPA eventually get together and work out the next collective bargaining agreement.

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