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Onward and upward

Now that I’ve had a good cry after hearing Edmonton Oilers assistant GM Kevin Prendergast admit the team has “given up hope” in its pursuit of Dany Heatley, I will wring out my notepad and try to move on.

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All in the family: Edmonton snubbed again

David Musil grew up in Edmonton. His dad, Frank, you might remember, played for the Edmonton Oilers for three seasons. He’s been employed by the Oilers as a scout since he retired as a player in 2001. Frank’s baby boy used to have the run of Rexall Place when his dad played here. You’d see…

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Class is always in

The name Joe Sakic and the word “class” have appeared in the same sentence countless times since Burnaby Joe’s retirement announcement on Thursday. In this case, the term doesn’t begin to describe him. It’s an understatement.

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Limbo: spin to come?

By keeping quiet and not saying “no” to the Edmonton Oilers, Dany Heatley has left himself an out should he run out of options and end up having to shake hands with GM Steve Tambellini.

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Another opinion for Grebeshkov?

It’s obvious the Edmonton Oilers and defenceman Denis Grebeshkov aren’t as close to a done deal fans as we’ve been led to believe in reports that have been circulating for weeks.

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Off your knees and on your feet

If you could jab Edmonton Oilers players like Steve MacIntyre and Zack Stortini in the ass with a shot of sodium pentothal, I wonder what they’d say about Dany Heatley?

WTF? The Dany Edition

If you’re asking me, let’s hope the done deal for Dany Heatley that came undone last night stays that way. The Edmonton Oilers will be better off without him.

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Spare the Rod and spoil the child

If you love something as much as Rod Phillips loves calling hockey games with the Edmonton Oilers, and you’re as good at it as he is, you should do it until they rip the microphone from your hands.

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Draft Day 2009: THE LIST

You don’t want guesses from rank amateurs. Mock drafts? Pfft. You want THE LIST. You want to know what name will be on the tip of the tongue of Oilers GM Steve Tambellini when he steps to the podium in Montreal Friday with the 10th pick at the NHL Entry Draft.

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Father’s Day 2009: Not a hockey blog

Until three years ago, Father’s Day was a day I tried to ignore. A day I wanted to come and go as quickly as possible. It had been a day that made me dark and sad and envious and angry. It was a day I always ended up feeling sorry for myself, and loathing how…

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What will we wrap fish with when newspapers are gone?

Short of a Stanley Cup final, covering the NHL Entry Draft used to be the highlight of the season during my newspaper days. Likewise, between chasing down trade rumours, trying to get the inside dope on who was talking to whom and buzz about top prospects, it was obvious fans couldn’t get enough of what…