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Gary Machiavelli

With the failure of mediation, the NHL has seemingly gone for a ‘Hail Mary’ move: asking for a direct meeting between owners and players without the presence of the leadership of either side. What should we make of this request?

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NATION PROFILE: LEE FOGOLIN

  Among the men who helped shape the "Boys on the Bus" Lee Fogolin holds a special place in Oilers history. No one was tougher than Fogolin, no one bled more than Fogolin in the name of the copper and blue, and when the time came, no one could imagine the class and grace displayed…

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THE CASUAL AMERICAN HOCKEY FAN

With every blessed day that the Lockout drags on, your ol’ pal Wanye is pushed further from home in the vain attempt to forget about the NHL and the beloved Edmonton Oilers. Today his sobering musings come from San Francisco. Also he is speaking in the fourth person, which has to be some sort of…

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A chat with Jordan Eberle

How has the adjustment been going from the NHL to the AHL? It has been a little different. It took me a few games to get used to the style of play down here. The play is more choppy and more turnovers than I am used to. All in all I think the speed and…

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KHL: Kovalchuk outdone, Slovan shutout, and Red Army rolls

  Hey look! Fans cheering for hockey. I remember that. Here are today’s KHL highlights. SOme pretty notable games are missing. For example, we didn’t do packs for Yakupov’s team Neftekhimik, Malkin’s team Magnitogorsk, Lupul’s team Avtomobilist, etc, etc. There was a technical issue, but we still managed to make highlight packs for five of…

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TOP DRAWER

  There was a time in my life when this hockey card was my prize possession. I hid it in a shoe box, top drawer of my dresser, and Orr was hidden at the bottom–I felt thieves would go after the Leafs and Golden Seals at the top. I had the entire set (that’s a…

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MONEYPUCK: RICH MAN, POOR MAN

If you’ve had difficulty getting your head around the numbers being tossed around during the NHL lockout regarding the financial situations the league’s 30 teams find themselves in, there’s good reason – at least if you look at the numbers published in Forbes Magazine today.

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CATCHING UP WITH JORDAN EBERLE

Jordan Eberle has 11 goals and 26 points in 18 games with the Oklahoma City Barons in the Amercan Hockey League. After a bit of a slow start, he along with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall are dominating the AHL. Many expected them to dominate, but Eberle was quick to point out that the AHL…

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Should Ryan Nugent-Hopkins play in the World Juniors?

It is nearly decision time for the Edmonton Oilers and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. With Canada’s selection camp for the World Juniors coming up, the team and player need to decide whether he will stay in Oklahoma playing AHL hockey or represent his country at the annual tournament.