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FEDUN IS READY TO COMPETE

Since breaking his leg on September 30th, 2011 Taylor Fedun has been working tirelessly to get back on the ice. Every since that gruesome night in Minnesota the Princeton grad has been focusing on getting back on the ice and hopefully into the NHL. Countless hours with physiotherapists, athletic therapists, chiropractors and numerous other specialists…

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The Third Man

The Edmonton Oilers have drafted and developed just two impact goaltenders in their long history. Is Devan Dubnyk the third?

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BIG RED MCCARRON

The truth is we don’t know much about John McCarron. The Edmonton Oilers liked him, and he’s a big winger who had some nice things going on later in Cornell’s season. Let’s see if we can cobble together something on Edmonton’s latest prospect.

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The right stuff

  The response from my article last week, ‘Who do you love?‘ was impressive. You readers gave a lot of good and interesting feedback and opinions. There were both safe and surprising choices for who you all thought should be on the ice to protect a one goal lead. Before I reveal who would be…

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ARMCHAIR GM XIV: GOT BALLS?

When July began I complimented Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini for doing some nice work, mostly of the housekeeping variety, this off-season but suggested there was more to do. As August approaches, we’re still waiting on that.

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PHOTOSHOP V: YAK CITY

So it turns out that all you need to do to get what you want in life is plead, pout and complain in the most public forum you can find. Entries have poured in at the deadline and our heartfelt apologies go out to all of the entries that didn’t make the final cut. We…

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THE FAMOUS ARCHIE SLAP?

One of the ongoing mysteries surrounding the Edmonton Oilers is the ‘elevator shaft’ 4th line. A tough 11-12 season should have been followed by a mass exodus for the offending parties. So, with all due respect, what the hell?

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Nation Radio – July 28, 2012

It’s summer but there’s still lots of hockey to talk about. Shane Doan is the league’s foremost free agent and is rumoured to be going just about everywhere. In Edmonton, Nail Yakupov is now under contract and discussions on the new downtown arena are ongoing.  Allan Mitchell (better known as Lowetide) talks about all this…

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Linus Omark Believes He’ll be an NHL’er in 2012-13

Linus Omark, Krm500/Wikimedia Commons It was a bit of a surprise when the Edmonton Oilers failed to trade Linus Omark at the draft this past year. There was clearly no room for the player in Edmonton, and by April the player was making it plain that he’d rather be elsewhere. When he wasn’t dealt, the…

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METAMORPHOSIS

Nail Yakupov’s selection by the Edmonton Oilers is a watershed moment in the team’s history. “Oilers” and “Russians” have not exactly been synonymous since 1990. A gifted young man–with a love for the game and a real character–may represent a paradigm shift for an organization that cannot afford to overlook any portion of the planet….

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FRIDAY: MIXED BAG

The biggest sporting event in the world starts today. Whether you are a fan of the Olympics or not, the fact is for the next 16 days London will host the most athletes in one place for four years. I love the Olympics, because they evoke so many emotions. Athletes train four years to get…