HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

My father was born in Radisson, Saskatchewan on June 14, 1912. He was one of 14 children born to Norman and Una Babcook. He was once struck by lightning…

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THERE WILL BE BLOOD

In order to know where we’re going, it’s important to remember where…

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SHINE

When should we expect Anton Lander to arrive as an NHL player? I like to give…

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STANLEY! (2012, 2014)

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FINDING ANOTHER GEAR!

The best news for Oiler fans this week, despite today’s presser, was the…

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NO MEMORIES HANGIN’ ROUND

So far this spring, the Edmonton Oilers have been involved in several rumors that have made it so MSM and beyond. It easy to forget those names during…

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UNDER THE BRIDGE

This doesn’t sound sexy, but it could be effective. Mark Spector has an article up this afternoon about the Oilers offseason plans—and this doesn’t…

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HOW BLUE CAN YOU GET?

Generally speaking, the 2014 NHL draft sets up in a predictable fashion from one through five. Except, not really. Oiler fans get the feeling their team…

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DEALING YAKUPOV

In conversation today with readers and listeners, BY FAR the most popular subject was Nail Yakupov’s future. At the beginning of today’s Lowdown,…

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“WHAT DO WE DO ON THE BREAKOUTS?”

There is news seeping through about the draft, but one wonders what to believe. Even when the main characters speak, it’s probably fiction. An example?…

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COUNTER TREY

That old sly fox. Craig MacTavish, being of sound mind and body, delivered his least inspiring speech ever at the postseason media party a few weeks ago….

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SWEET JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH

The Edmonton Oilers have hired Craig Ramsay as assistant coach. Jesus. Jesus. Thank you Jesus. THIS is a terrific item. More to come. This is beyond good…

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HARD TARGET SEARCH: THE BRUINS

The Boston Bruins are in the news cycle these days, as the offseason planning rolls forward in 28 NHL cities. CSNNE.com had a story a few days ago that…

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