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ANTICIPATION

It’s not surprising that during the slowest part of the NHL off-season a couple of speed demons hogged the headlines Monday as Connor McDavid and Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers took a twirl together at the BioSteel Pro Hockey Camp in Toronto.

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One Two

View image | gettyimages.com When the Oilers got their hands on RNH it was pretty clear after his first season that the team had found a keeper. He’s defensively responsible, elusive, extremely quick and agile on his skates, and he has top drawer vision. The Oilers had found their 1C for the foreseeable future. None…

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 2003-04 SEASON

View image | gettyimages.com **The fourth post in an ongoing series – Lowetide re-lives the 2003-04 Oilers season ** The 2003-04 season was a disappointment for the Edmonton Oilers. They were in 12th place on February 1, a full 10 points out of the playoffs before charging hard and missing the postseason by an eyelash. The real pain…

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 2002-03 SEASON

**The third post in an ongoing series – Robin Brownlee re-lives the 2002-03 Oilers season **  In an era when the Oilers were either just in or just out of the Western Conference playoffs, the 2002-03 season started badly and ended worse. In between, it was a campaign that would see the Oilers just in again with…

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 2001-02 SEASON

**The second post in an ongoing series – Robin Brownlee re-lives the 2001-02 Oilers season ** The 2001-02 season really began in the summer with the trade of captain and leading scorer Doug Weight, who became yet another casualty of economics during a difficult era of tight budgets and cash calls for team ownership.

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 2000-01 SEASON

**The first post in an ongoing series – Robin Brownlee re-lives the 2000-01 Oilers season ** Aside from Edmonton’s unlikely run to the 2006 Stanley Cup final, Craig MacTavish’s first year as head coach after moving up from assistant coach and taking over from Kevin Lowe was probably his most successful behind Edmonton’s bench.

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TCGD: Putin it all on the line

View image | gettyimages.com Canada’s performance against Russia in the past few World Juniors tournaments leaves a lot to be desired. Fortunately, every year the roster is completely turned over and there isn’t any reason to believe that trend has to continue. Nonetheless, the Russian’s still have the same head coach in Valeri Bragin that…

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TCGD: More like American’t

Today is the round robin match that everyone has been waiting for. Team Canada vs. Team Our Parents Immigrated from Canada. As a child of the 80s it seems odd to consider the US as Canada’s chief hockey rival, but I can no longer trap myself in 1987 and continue to believe that the Russians…

TCGD – Canada Looks to Stay Perfect

View image | gettyimages.com Team Canada is off to an excellent, albeit expected start at this year’s World Juniors tournament, winning their first two games with ease. That being said, anything short of a regulation win tonight could put Canada in danger of being leapfrogged by Team USA in the Group A standings. 

TCGD: Here Come The Germans

View image | gettyimages.com Canada cruised by Slovakia with an 8-0 win yesterday and will look to keep the good times rolling against a vulnerable German squad tonight.