TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD

Today on the Lowdown, my guest between 11 and noon will be Rob Vollman. Rob has a new book out (Hockey Abstract 2014) and has agreed to open up the phone…

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I’LL SEE YOU ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

This afternoon we got word the Justin Schultz contract soap opera will soon…

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HEAD-TO-HEAD 2013-14: GRIFFINS V. BARONS

We discussed the gap between Detroit’s development system and what the…

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THE DETROIT MODEL

Last summer, I compared the Detroit minor league system to the Oilers under…

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BIG FISH BITES IF YOU’VE GOT GOOD BAIT

A couple of days ago, NHL.com had some interesting quotes about the Edmonton…

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NOBODY’S IN LOVE THIS YEAR

The thing about training camp is that storylines can move in a hurry. Take the battle at center in Edmonton’s TC this fall: After RNH and Boyd Gordon,…

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THE MOROZ PROJECT

Tracking Mitchell Moroz and his junior progress has been just short of an obsession on this blog. I blame Scott Reynolds, who did all of the original work…

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THE BIG MAN KHAIRA

Jujhar Khaira turned 20 a couple of weeks ago, and is 6.03, 210 according to the AHL’s website. As we continue our look at training camp and players…

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SOMETHING IN THE AIR

When it comes to assessing pure offensive ability for prospects, it’s important to let all of the air out of their tires. We do that by Desjardins or…

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ONCE IN A LIFETIME (WATER FLOWING UNDERGROUND)

Based on the verbal we’ve heard from Craig MacTavish in the last 16 months, the Edmonton Oilers defense is going to be big, mobile, physical, able…

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SING ME BACK HOME

I’m surprised by the number of people who choose to talk about money instead of role when discussing Benoit Pouliot. If we make a list of “responsible…

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MOON (OVER) MARTIN

Martin Marincin was a second-round pick four years ago. As you may recall in our recent look at selections 31-60 over the last number of years, about 28%…

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MAKE THOSE CORGI’S DANCE

Taylor Hall pushes the river, and Taylor Hall is the very best of the Edmonton Oilers. A recent article by Derek Van Diest in the Edmonton Sun offers an…

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