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Patrick Laforge, Northlands, and the New Arena

Just came across this rather fantastic quote from Patrick Laforge, the president of the Edmonton Oilers: “We lost money last year.  We lost quite a bit of money. “I’ve said all along that we can’t count on the largesse of the owner’s Visa card to keep hockey in Edmonton, or in Calgary, and the building provides…

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Mike Comrie Press Conference Transcript

Mike Comrie held a press conference to discuss his return to Edmonton and the Oilers, and frankly he said all of the right things. He talked about being grateful for the opportunity to return to the Oilers, and how he’s matured over the time he’s been away. What follows is a transcript of Comrie’s responses…

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Happy birthday, to the newest Oiler

It’s a weird day, nationeers, for a lot of reasons. On the one hand, it’s a solemn day on this the anniversary of September 11, 2001. On the other hand, it’s the first day of the rest of our lives.

What a summer!

Just when you thought nothing was going on this summer, once again the Nation proved us all wrong

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Oh snap, Puffy!

Well, well, well. What do we have here? Methinks that a certain booze addled, unemployable internet sensation hath correctly predicted something occurring — even though people who actually know stuff vehemently disagreed with us and called us names in the process.

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Welcome Back, Comrie

It is official; Mike Comrie has signed a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers. At this moment terms are still unofficial, but it seems to be between $1- $1.3 million.

Miroslav Lazo

Miroslav Lazo is a player who is almost completely unknown in North America. An agitator who has spent most of his career with HC Slovan Bratislava in Slovakia, Lazo will be attending the Oilers main training camp this fall.

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Bygones: Comrie comes home

To say I never saw a return to the Edmonton Oilers by Mike Comrie coming is to understate in the extreme — one need only read what I wrote Aug. 19 to see how out to lunch I was on the possibility.

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09-09-09

  We have a buddy who has convinced himself for some reason that today – 09-09-09 – is a day of of magic and wonder because of the fact the date can be summarized with the same number thrice. We wonder if everyone has a buddy like this, who looks at the calendar several times…

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No surprises at Rookie Camp

After spending a weekend ensuring I will need a liver transplant in the future, I spent a few moments at the Oilers rookie camp. There isn’t much to report on from there. Jordan Eberle is the best player at the camp, which is as shocking as Katy Perry telling us that Lady Gaga isn’t a…

Rookie Camp: Jordan Eberle Watch

With the long weekend behind us, preparations for the upcoming season are beginning in earnest. For the Oilers, right now the focus is on the prospects attending the team’s rookie camp.

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The Hollow Men behind the NHLPA coup

Obviously the turmoil within the Players Association is going to cause a lot of trouble down the road. A lot. A real damn lot. And while it’s understandable that most hockey fans are sitting at their computers reading the latest developments with a growing sense of dread that the current CBA will run out and…