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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report – Andrej Sekera Update

If you just came out from your rock today I’ll be the first one to tell you that Andrej Sekera is still out of the lineup from his knee injury that happened in the playoffs last season. Sekera has been skating on his own. When Reggie returns (in 2018) he’s going to be in for…

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Let’s Talk About Chris Kreider

In all the wreckage left from Hockey Night in Canada’s most recent Headlines segment and everything that’s followed, I feel like we’ve missed an interesting sidebar to the conversation. And that seems more than fair given everything we have caught.

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Ryan Stanton placed on waivers

According to the team’s official Twitter account, defenceman Ryan Stanton has been placed on waivers with the purpose of assignment to Bakersfield (AHL).

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Unexpected Struggles

Oscar Klefbom is struggling. The Oilers top-pairing left defenceman had an October to forget. He produced very little offensively and looked challenged defensively. Many felt the injury to Andrej Sekera would hurt the Oilers second and third pairings, but it is the Oilers top pairing who have struggled the most.

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Monday Mailbag – Is Chiarelli building the right kind of team?

Another Monday is here to ruin your practice retirement and that means it’s time to collectively waste company time until the next weekend rolls around. As such, the mailbag is here to help you kill off a few minutes of your day and maybe, just maybe, help you learn a little something while you’re at…

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Weekend Update: October 29 2017

Vancouver Giants winger Tyler Benson (photo) is finally playing hockey and scored a goal in his first game back. During two weekend games, Benson had six and seven shots on goal. At the other end of the spectrum, the Bakersfield Condors were no match for the Stockton Heat, as the Calgary Flames’ farm club won…

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Are you ready for some Griffin?

I’ve been watching managers and general managers in different sports for decades. Certain facts are universal: Players inherited are valued differently than players procured by the new manager; no  GM likes to lose a player he procured for nothing in return; if a manager liked a player two years ago, there’s a good chance he…

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No Sniff

The Edmonton Oilers were far from flawless last season in making the playoffs for the first time in a decade with 103 points, but when they screwed up, as even the best teams invariably do, or lapsed in one aspect of the game, they had enough scoring and enough Cam Talbot to smooth over many…

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Oil Kings back in action after six days off

The Oil Kings are rested and ready to go as they welcome the Regina Pats to Rogers Place this afternoon. Following a 6-0 spanking at the hands of the Spokane Chiefs, Edmonton got a full week to reset and find the level of play that had them competing with some of the WHL’s best teams.