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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – FINLAND

  The other night undoubtedly registered a wide range of emotions amongst fans. From the shock at the Russian start; the anger of the Canadian’s undisciplined play; the dismay of a five goal deficit; the elation of a four goal comeback; the heartbreak of a one goal loss and finally to the agony that for…

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So, You’re An All-Star

Phil Cornet was a depth draft selection in 2008, turned pro in 2010 and posted what can only be described as a "pedestrian" AHL rookie season at age 20. Today he’s an AHL all-star and a candidate for future NHL employment, Why all the fuss? Goals.

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The Break Down

After my article "Robocop" was posted two weeks ago, Ken posted a comment. He made reference to Don Cherry and the old boys club of the NHL maybe wanting to bring back the two line pass rule.

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Klefbom the Charm

Edmonton Oiler fans have to be pleased with the performances of their "blue" at the World Juniors. By eye ("saw him good!") and by numbers these kids are delivering.

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CONTEXT: HEMSKY SAID WHAT?

Was I the only one who was jolted by what Ales Hemsky was reported to have said by the Edmonton Oilers Twitter account after a 4-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres?

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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – RUSSIA

  For the sixth time in the last eight years Canada will face off against the Russians in the medal round of the World Junior Championship. Canada is 15-11-2 vs. Russia/USSR going back to 1982 (the first year for the Canadian National Junior Team) but the only thing that matters right now avenging a 5-3…

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Nation Radio – December 31, 2011

    We close out the holiday season with an extended visit from Nation writer and all around swell chap Jonathan Willis. Lowetide also adds his own thoughts to the mix on where the Oilers may be headed and we make a short stop in Winnipeg to see how the fans are enjoying the suddenly red…

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GDB 39.0: BANGED UP IN BUFFALO

Fresh off a gutsy 4-3 win in Chicago, you’d think the Oilers would have had a fun flight to Buffalo, but injuries to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Tom Gilbert most likely dampened the energy on the flight. Nugent-Hopkins lost his balance and fell awkwardly into the boards injuring his left shoulder, while Gilbert was rocked into…

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SECOND CHANCE: GET BACK OUT THERE

With all the defeat and criticism the Edmonton Oilers have endured while skidding out of the Western Conference playoff picture, it’s only fair to point out a positive, or at least what I perceive as one, after an unexpected 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Monday.

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GDB 38.0: NEW FACES IN NEW YEAR?

  The Oilers recalled Teemu Hartikainen today and sent Lennart Petrell to OKC. Unless Hartikainen is going to play in the top-three lines I don’t see him making much of an impact. Realistically what more should we have expected from Petrell. He was 3rd on the team in hits, 49, and he was a solid…

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Magnusificent!

Life is not fair. Moms and Dads want all of their kids to succeed, but the cold hard facts are that some are Michael, some are Sonny and some are Fredo. It looks like the Oilers have two Michael’s, but what will become of Magnus?