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A NEW YEAR: BETTER DAYS AHEAD

One more year almost gone. Another to come. With 2011 on the way, I can’t remember being this optimistic, be it about the Edmonton Oilers or life in general. That’s not my nature, as many readers here can attest, but as I slip into my 50-something years more gracefully than I thought myself capable, I…

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Rockin’ New Years Eve

This is Valeri Kharlamov. He had a major impact on every Canadian hockey fan 38 years ago. Game 1, Canada-Russia. My father and I agreed that Frank Mahovlich would be the best player against the Soviets because of his size and skill (he wasn’t; that honor went to Phil Esposito). September 2, 1972. Canada had a 2-0…