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USING FAT JOE AS A CALENDAR

As is so often the case a Coldplay concert has got us thinking about – wait for it – the Edmonton Oilers . Go figure.

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ROAD ADVANTAGE, STRANGE DECISION AND TORRES.

The AHL switched the first round of their playoffs from a best-of-seven to a best-of-five this year, but in the process they forced some higher seeds to make a very difficult decision. The OKC Barons will start their series, v. the #8 seed Houston Aeros, on the road, despite finishing first in the western conference….

Ryan Smyth, Third-Line Winger

The conventional wisdom among some fans and media is that if Ryan Smyth wants to return as an Oiler, he’ll need to accept third-line minutes and third-line pay.

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A Real Eye Opener

So far the first round of the playoffs have been even better than I expected. There has been everything from high to low scoring games, great to bad goaltending and some of the most physical hockey seen in many years.

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WRAP REPORT: BARONS BLUE 11-12

Alex Plante started this hockey season with some question marks. His progression had been slow, the organization had traded for a very similar prospect in Colten Teubert and Plante was hindered by foot speed issues. Alex Plante’s arrows were not headed in a good direction. What a difference a year makes.