Gloomy Gus: the bad old times

Robin Brownlee
August 10 2009 03:40PM

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The Era of Ineptitude that was 1992-93 to 1995-96 for the Edmonton Oilers was supposed to be a low point never to be duplicated, but the 2009-10 edition of the Copper and Blue is poised to earn its share of infamy.

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Patrick Kane self destructs

Wanye
August 10 2009 02:36PM

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Wow. Just wow.

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Do you see what I see, edition V

Jason Gregor
August 10 2009 02:12PM

Another weekend came and went, and once again I ingested far too many Limons and water, grenades and copious beers, yet I still managed to make it home without acting like a complete douchebag towards a cab driver.

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Compare and Contrast: The Death of Hockey

Jonathan Willis
August 10 2009 01:29PM

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Adam Proteau of The Hockey News saw the same study on the demise of hockey in Canada that I did, but his view is slightly different from mine.

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Baptism By Fire and the Pittsburgh Penguins

Jonathan Willis
August 09 2009 05:00AM

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The 2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins were a miserable team – the worst in the NHL in fact. They went 23-47-8-4, and were led in scoring by defenseman Dick Tarnstrom (52 points) and had ten different players who recorded a -20 rating or worse. The team also featured 17 players aged 25 or younger, including many high draft picks.

Five years later, the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup – showing that the baptism-by-fire method helped develop those young players into champions, right?  Wrong.

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