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NO STOP SIGNS, SPEED LIMIT

Watching Team North America fly around the ice like a bunch of hot-wired Ferraris and Lamborghinis at the World Championship of Hockey these last few days has been nothing short of a treat. No more so than Wednesday’s crowd-pleasing 4-3 overtime win over Team Sweden.

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POOL PARTY

There’s a Pool Party in Penticton starting tonight. Sounds like fun. Count me among the many who are looking forward to watching Edmonton Oilers’ prospect Jesse Puljujarvi hit the ice with 26 other hopefuls for the Young Stars Classic.

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AT RANDOM: WHY NOT?

A photo posted by OilersNation (@officialoilersnation) on Sep 9, 2016 at 6:59pm PDT There’s no such thing as having too much depth or too much competition for jobs at any position in professional sports, so there’s absolutely no downside to the potential addition of Kris Versteeg by the Edmonton Oilers by way of a PTO….

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1999-2000 SEASON

Embed from Getty Images When the 1999-2000 season began, Peter Pocklington was already out as owner, the EIG was signing the cheques and the franchise’s penchant for leaning heavily on the Boys on the Bus continued unabated with more changes grabbing a lot of the headlines.

RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1997-98 SEASON

Embed from Getty Images As quickly as the Edmonton Oilers had raised the expectations of fans with a return to the playoffs and a first-round upset of the highly favoured Dallas Stars in the spring of 1997, they stuck a pin in that balloon at the start of the 1997-98 season by getting off to…

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TOP 100 OILERS: ROMAN HAMRLIK (66)

When Phil Esposito and the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning stepped to the podium and made Czech defenceman Roman Hamrlik the first overall pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, they were looking for a cornerstone player they could build a franchise around. They were looking for greatness. What the Bolts got instead was very good.

NATION NETWORK PROSPECT PROFILES: #46 Carter Hart

Embed from Getty Images Analyzing goaltenders is a tricky business, and one that I’m not necessarily certain the combined staff of Jets Nation and Canucks Army is up to tackling. Especially where prospects are concerned. To try and deliver you the best and most accurate reflection of Carter Hart’s ability and progression as a netminder,…

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THE TENACIOUS WARRIOR

Jujhar Khaira was chosen No. 63 overall in the 2012 draft. He is also 6.03—or was on draft day—and is a truly rare item. If Khara makes it as an NHL player, he will be only  the fourth player since 1999 (Mike Comrie, Zack Stortini, Theo Peckham) to be drafted in the third round by…

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TOP 100 OILERS: MIKE YORK (80)

If you were to name the best Edmonton Oilers of all time who didn’t crack six feet on a tape measure, Mike York would more than likely find a spot in the top-10 of most fans. I can’t come up with a whole lot of little guys who were more effective than York was at…

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The Roman Hamrlik Trade

In December of 1997, Edmonton Oilers general manager Glen Sather pulled the trigger on a big trade, acquiring defenceman Roman Hamrlik from the Tampa Bay Lightning. It’s the kind of deal that fans of the current edition of the team would surely welcome.

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2015-16 STAR SELECTION

I have been in love with Jordan Leslie Eberle since before time began. In fact I originally learned of him in a vision I had three previous lives before this current incarnation of my present body.