WJ: THE SEMI’S 3.1.13

The World Juniors is one part farce, one part theatre, one part national pride and one part watching teenagers melt under pressure. I’m not sure…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION, VOL 19: THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS

The “target” for the Vancouver Canucks on expansion draft day was…

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THE YAKUPOV PANIC

The tournament of small sample sizes has created panic in the streets! Nail…

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OKC V HOUSTON 1.1.13

Jordan Eberle’s hat trick last night was the latest example of the OKC…

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OILER PROSPECTS AT THE WJ’S

The World Junior Championships have wrapped up the prelims and we look forward…

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OKC V TEXAS 31.12.12

I’ve been watching the Canadian juniors and the Canadian Spengler team these last days, and have to say that the Christmas hockey offered this year…

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WJ CANADA V RUSSIA 31.12.12

He looks about 12 years old, and his slouched over skating style suggests an old man stooped over from age and wear. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins proves looks can…

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JUJHAR KHAIRA EMERGING

We’re getting to know the 2012 picks outside Nail (who’s already famous in Oiler Nation) Yakupov, and as the weeks go by the title of “best…

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WJ CANADA V USA 30.12.12

For me, the rivalry has always been the Russians. America–in terms of hockey competition–was the little brother until 1980 and then after that…

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REDEMPTION

It is much too early to call it, and the early months of 2013 will tell the story. However, there is at least a shot at redemption for 3 Oiler prospects…

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OKC V SAN ANTONIO 28.12.12

I don’t know that the glory Barons are ever going to outscore the mistakes, but these young men are fun to watch play the game of hockey. I’m…

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OKC V TEXAS 27.12.12

During the holidays, a conversation got going about Jean-Francois Jacques and his AHL success, and using that as a backdrop to compare his boxcars to Tyler…

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SEND IN THE CLOWNS

Nelson Santovenia once asked to be sent down to AA, after finding out he was ticketed to be the backup catcher in AAA. Why on earth would he do that? Why…

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