And they called Mike Gillis a fool

Ryan Lambert
July 08 2009 02:27PM

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Oh yes, the cap hit the Philadelphia Flyers incurred for Chris Pronger on that seven-year deal seemed big, especially because he's 34 years old already. But what the hell, right? If he retired at any point in the final three or four years, it would cost them next to nothing, right?

Well, the NHL doesn't think so, and the fallout is a cautionary tale all NHL teams should really keep an eye on.

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Does It Make Sense To Bring Back Ales Kotalik?

Jonathan Willis
July 08 2009 11:34AM

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Ales Kotalik impressed Oilers’ fans during his brief post-trade deadline cameo. He may also have impressed Oilers’ management enough that they want to bring him back.

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Three things we can’t wrap our minds around

Wanye
July 08 2009 09:58AM

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What do you do when it’s the middle of the off season and you are supposed to talk Oilers 24/7? What if there is no Oilers news? What if all of a sudden the site has grown again and now 21,000 people have visited the website in the past two days wanting to read Oilers related somethings and only that?  We can't handle this kind of pressure! You people are animals and y-

*starts to cry*

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Northwest review (US edition)

Jean Lefebvre
July 07 2009 08:15PM

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Those ill-conceived knee-jerk rushes to judgment after the first few days of the free-agency period are so annoying, mostly because they get in the way of our own ill-conceived knee-jerk rushes to judgment.

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Oklahoma City Council Approves AHL Franchise

Jonathan Willis
July 07 2009 01:44PM

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Patrick Laforge has been making noises this past week about putting an AHL franchise in Oklahoma City, something that the local papers jumped on after the CHL’s Blazers ceased operations to make room for an AHL club. Today, the possibility of Oilers’ prospects playing in Oklahoma is one step closer to reality.

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