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Bucky comes home

Jeff Truitt is in as head coach of the Springfield Falcons and that means it will be made official shortly that Kelly Buchberger is joining the Edmonton Oilers as an assistant coach.

Cheers for Fernando

Fernando Pisani’s courageous comeback from a career-threatening bout of ulcerative colitis has made the Edmonton Oilers forward a finalist for the 2008 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

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Brotherly love, baby

When it comes to Edmonton Oilers fans who still give a rat’s patoot about who sips from the Stanley Cup, I don’t know if there’s a sizeable contingent pulling for the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Pot and the Kettle

Being a man of principle, Edmonton Oilers boss Kevin Lowe made it clear this week he doesn’t hold former player agent Mike Gillis, now the GM of the Vancouver Canucks, in high regard.

Kids in contention

If you think youth or inexperience will keep Sam Gagner and Andrew Cogliano out of the running for a roster spot with Team Canada for the World Championships in Quebec City and Halifax, think again.

It says here: Brownlee’s off-season predictions

(With the pressure of the stretch drive past him, Lowe turns his attention to the off-season.) If you haven’t lapsed into a coma reading playoff predictions and watching that wretched Maggie the Monkey make fools of hockey insiders on TSN, let’s get down to prognostication that matters in this non-playoff corner of the NHL.

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The envelope, please

Zane Feldman will have nothing on The Uli or the Brass Bobo when the Edmonton Oilers hand out their annual team awards, voted on by fans, Tuesday.