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Wherefore art thou, Dany Boy?

Well Dany Heatley certainly shed plenty of light on his reasons for not wanting to become an Edmonton Oiler when he finally addressed the media Friday, didn’t he?

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Mike Comrie: do over?

Not once since Mike Comrie left this city after the Edmonton Oilers traded him to the Philadelphia Flyers in December 2003 have I thought to ask him if he’d ever consider playing for the Oilers again.

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Back at it: let’s get started

Georges Laraque was dangling, Jason Chimera was hamming it up, Jay Bouwmeester was gliding around effortlessly despite the weight of his wallet and Kevin Westgarth was bleeding.

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Stop the presses: no news

So, Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini might be considering dipping into his depth on defence to facilitate a trade? Gosh, that had never occurred to me.

196

Hemsky turns 26: Primetime

With just 26 candles on his birthday cake and six NHL seasons on his resume, Ales Hemsky somehow makes whiners of even the most ardent fan of the Edmonton Oilers.

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Oilers 11th: THN jumps the gun

Apparently, being first means being best because with training camp still several weeks away, The Hockey News is picking the Edmonton Oilers to finish 11th in the Western Conference. Now, I’m not convinced the Oilers are a playoff team this coming season, but picking them, or any other team for that matter, to finish in…

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Gloomy Gus: the bad old times

The Era of Ineptitude that was 1992-93 to 1995-96 for the Edmonton Oilers was supposed to be a low point never to be duplicated, but the 2009-10 edition of the Copper and Blue is poised to earn its share of infamy.

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THEO FLEURY: NCFOM III

I loved watching Theoren Fleury play in the NHL in his prime, but that prime was a long time ago and that’s why I’m hoping he regains his senses and forgets about trying to make a comeback.

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Deep thoughts XI: Making due

Making the best of a bad situation is usually easier said than done, but when it’s the only option, you can either play the cards you’re dealt and suck it up or fold your hand, pee your pants and curl up in a corner sobbing at the injustice of it all.

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Team 1260: a good one gone

Guys who’ve been around the media game as long as Bryn Griffiths see moves like what transpired today coming — Griffiths was fired by Astral Media — but that doesn’t make it easy to swallow.

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On the fence: for better or worse?

If the Edmonton Oilers don’t make another roster move between now and the start of the 2009-10 season, do you see them on the outside looking in for a playoff spot for the fourth straight season or are you of the mind they’ll be back in the post-season?

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Second thoughts: finding a fit

I said the other day unrestricted free agent Manny Malhotra was the best option for the Edmonton Oilers in terms of a third-line centre who can win face-offs and kill penalties. I was wrong.