ALES HEMSKY: GET WHAT YOU CAN

Robin Brownlee
February 10 2012 03:17PM

Is there any debate that if Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini moves Ales Hemsky by the NHL's Feb. 27 trade deadline he'll be giving him away for pennies on the dollar? Of course there isn't. The only thing worse would be getting nothing for him.

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WERE THE INJURIES CONNECTED?

Jason Gregor
February 10 2012 12:14PM

Many are wondering if Ryan Nugent-Hopkins's shoulder injuries are connected? Unless you are the doctor or trainer working on Nugent-Hopkins, then you are likely only speculating. Our natural instinct is to assume they are related, and they might be, but there is also a good chance they weren't.

The are actually three joints of the shoulder, and that is why it is possible that the injuries aren't directly connected. I'm far from a doctor or even a trainer, but the joints are the glenohumeral, acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular. I can barely spell them, so I won't try and explain what they are, so I linked to them if you want to know more.

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ON THE ROAD: CONTIKI EPISODE I

Wanye
February 10 2012 01:39AM

Contiki is one of these touring companies that drags lazy back packers around showing you things you wouldn’t see if you are traveling on your own. Cause if you are a lazy backpacker traveling on your own odds are you are simply going to see the inside of your hotel room, the cheapest restaurant within a 5 minute walk and then the bars.

The wonderful, wonderful bars.

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Jordan Eberle: In Elite Company

Jonathan Willis
February 09 2012 10:12PM

Since 2000-01 and including this season, just 10 21-year old forwards have managed a point per game or better in the NHL.  Jordan Eberle is one of them.

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WALLIN: ON RNH, DUMBA AND COACHING

Jason Gregor
February 09 2012 02:34PM

Jesse Wallin drafted 26th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1996 entry draft. He felt the pressure of being a first round pick, the struggles to try and be a regular in the NHL and the disappointment of having his career cut short due to a concussion. After retirement he was out of hockey for a year, but got back in as an assistant coach with the Red Deer Rebels in 2005.

He spent three years as an assistant and associate coach, before being named head coach in 2008. He's now in his fourth year as the bench boss of the Rebels and we talked about his philosophies on coaching, dealing with elite players like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Matt Dumba and what he'd like to do in the future.

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