Springtime in Edmonton

Lowetide
April 03 2012 06:48PM

A long season is near its end, the Oilers are still miles from the second season and the town team is flagging on the left coast. It's probably time to review the good things about this year's team.

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WHO IS JUSTIN SCHULTZ?

Jason Gregor
April 03 2012 01:31PM

Who is Justin Schultz?

By now I'm sure many of you have heard of Schultz, but don't know much about him. He was drafted 43rd overall by the Ducks in 2008, and then he played one more year in the BCJHL before heading to Wisconsin to play for the Badgers. For the past three seasons he's honed his skills under former NHLer Mike Eaves. In the past two seasons he's played 78 games and tallied 34 goals and 91 points.

Schultz was widely considered the best D-man in the NCAA this year, and he was a first-team All-American last year.

Can he help the Oilers? What are his best attributes?

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ASSORTED

Wanye
April 03 2012 12:51PM

With two games remaining on the Edmonton Oilers 2011-12 NHL season we find ourselves caring more about the 29th place local squadron then how the big shots at the top of the NHL ladder are faring. Call us a simple minded Edmontonian with hotdogs in each hand - but whatever.

Amidst all the suck, two topics are sticking out in our mind as of prime importance.

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Goats!

Jonathan Willis
April 03 2012 09:51AM

Smyth, Horcoff, Jones, Belanger. Belanger, Jones, Horcoff, Smyth.

When people talk about “the veterans” in derisive tones, typically they’re talking about two or three of this group.

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Hart and Soul

Lowetide
April 02 2012 03:39PM

For the second spring in a row, Teemu Hartikainen is impressing at the NHL level. Last spring, he played well enough after callup to be considered a strong option (at least by the fanbase) for 11-12. It was not to be. Will this fall be be different for Hartikainen? What does Oiler history tell us?

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