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STARS THRU THE AGES

It`s the best day of the season when you are cheering for the 30th place team two years running. The Oilers enter the game undefeated. Tom Gilbert is as good as anyone on paper. Memories of last season`s opener echo in our minds and hearts. Not only is it game day bitches, but it is […]

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Beware of Preseason Heroes

With the preseason opening tonight for the Edmonton Oilers with a pair of split-squad games, it is worth noting that the tournament can give fans a misleading view of specific players.

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IN DEFENSE OF KAY-Z

Is this really how the arena talks are going? Now some tiny minds on City Council and the long ignored factions in the Edmonton Media are upset that Katz bought a condominium in Vancouver? Good heavens.

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THE HUMAN TOLL: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

With Sidney Crosby’s hockey career hanging in the balance because of concussions and Marc Savard’s apparently over, the NHL’s overdue decision to address headshots in the game is a classic case of being a day late and a dollar short.

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Rear Window

Miles and miles from the lottery, Edmonton’s NHL team is drafting good hockey players. That is rarely enough, as we all know that 99% of life’s success comes from following through.

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Crystal Ball

The best part of my summer is the annual road trip with the family. Ten years ago the music of the trip was Fred Penner and "are we there yet?" but these days it’s a trip through the lush rock and roll of my childhood. Who knew? 

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Oiler Rookies 11-12 (Forwards)

A year ago, there was already a buzz in the streets of Edmonton. Taylor, Jordan and Magnum PS brought with them the promise of youth and Oilers Nation was reborn. What can they do for an encore? 

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Preview of Coming Attractions

The World Hockey Championships end today, opening the door for free agent signings. The Edmonton Oilers are reportedly active this spring–good news for Oiler fans.

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HINDSIGHT: THE UNDONE COREY PERRY DEAL

Rising star Corey Perry is just now entering his prime years as an NHL player and he’s already a legitimate Hart Trophy candidate as a member of the Anaheim Ducks. Perry could have been, and should have been, an Edmonton Oiler.

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GDB 76.0: THE THREE “P’s”, PENNER, PHILLIPS AND PAINFUL

While Dustin Penner makes his return to Rexall Place tonight, the legendary Rod Phillips will say goodnight one final time and hopefully it won’t be another painful game for Oiler fans to watch.The Hall of Fame voice of the Oilers will call his 3,542nd game tonight, and while the return of Penner doesn’t match the […]

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MASH

Sam Gagner’s season is over. He joins Taylor Hall and Ales Hemsky on the sidelines in what has been a nightmare two weeks for the Oilers’ skilled men.