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GDB 50.0: NO CAVALRY JUST YET

The Oilers won’t have Tom Gilbert, Cam Barker or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins back in the lineup tonight, and according to Tom Renney, you will likely see Barker before Gilbert. Barker and Gilbert skated yesterday, but both were wearing non-contact jerseys, while Nugent-Hopkins was battling the flu. Nugent-Hopkins still hasn’t participated in any contact drills, but there…

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Which Oilers Prospect Most Resembles Martin St. Louis?

Martin St. Louis is one of the true feel-good stories in recent NHL history. The pint-sized forward overcame adversity – in the form of near-total disinterest from NHL clubs – before going on to be both the league MVP and leading scorer prior to the NHL lockout.

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KATZ SELLS PART OF EMPIRE FOR COOL $920M

  The small remaining fraction of folks who whisper of Oilers owner Daryl "Kay-Z" Katz having less money than one would believe can eat a triple helping of shut up pie. Pictured above in an imaginary press conference with his namesake rapper Jay-Z, He who was already rich is now REALLY REALLY REALLY rich.

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ON THE ROAD: MORE THAILAND

Next on our itinerary was Koh Phi Phi – another little island off the coast of Thailand that is renowned for its beaches, many restaurants and exotic nightlife. After having survived Koh Samui we felt we would be more than prepared to take on it’s twin brother a short trip away.

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Blum Future?

This is Johnny Boychuk and what’s left of Jaroslav Spacek. Boychuk is heading toward free agency and would certainly be on the Oilers shopping list if available. History tells us that Boychuk is likely to re-sign in Boston or with another contender and that means the Oilers will be looking for help elsewhere. 

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JUST WONDERING . . .

Ryan Jones wants to know if he should cut his hair. I want to know if the guy wearing jersey No. 28 for the Edmonton Oilers in the month or so leading up to the NHL all-star break was Jones or an imposter (Doug Friedman, perhaps) with a flow wig on.

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More Ales Hemsky Trade Rumours

The easy way to stop all the Ales Hemsky trade rumours out there would be for him to sign a contract extension. Pending free agent Tim Gleason, regarded as one of the best available defensemen at the NHL trade deadline, signed a four-year extension with Carolina earlier today, instantly putting a halt to a litany…

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ON THE FARM: UPDATE WITH NELSON

Winning garners attention, and the OKC Barons have done a lot of winning this year. They have the best record in the AHL at 29-11-5 despite having only one player in the top-70 in scoring. Ryan Keller is 28th with 35 points in 43 games, while Philippe Cornet sits 71st with 27 points, including 20 goals….

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20/20

In the summertime–July 1, mostly–Steve Tambellini made a series of moves designed to improve the big league team. This All-Star weekend, it is clear those moves have not had the desired effect. Were these poor bets?

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Nation Radio – January 28, 2012

    It was all Edmonton all the time on all-star Saturday. Lowetide was visited by Terry Jones, Dennis King, Jim Byers and Corey Graham to talk about everything from the major league Oilers to minor league Oil Kings. This is Nation Radio.

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IT’S A TOUGH BUSINESS

Glen Sather suffered through bad times as GM of the Edmonton Oilers. However, by the time the Oilers began failing under his watch, Sather had already sealed his legacy with 5 Stanley’s. Today’s Oiler leadership is at the All-Star break and in year 2 through 6 (depending on your pov) of a rebuild. What does…

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RANDOM THOUGHTS

  The All Star draft came and went, and there was no real drama. Real drama would have had the Sedins sitting as the last two picks, thus forcing Zdeno Chara to pick one of them, and leaving the other last. That would have been great TV, and quite intriguing, moreso to see what Chara’s…