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Remembering Gordie Howe, who wrote the book on being tough

As the hockey world says their prayers for Gordie Howe, 86, who is in a major battle now after suffering a serious stroke, everybody says the same thing: this is one tough guy, who has lived his life with grace and dignity, but also with a huge helping of strong will going back to when he was in his 20s, even when he was in his 60s, and still on the ice. 891 more words

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Oilers end homestand against Western clubs

LEDUC, Alta. – These are heady times for Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers.

The Oilers (4-4-1) have won four straight games against Eastern Conference teams. 601 more words

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Draisaitl turns 19 and Scrivens is second star of NHL week

Leon Draisaitl laughs when asked if he feels way older now that he’s turned 19 Monday. “Yeah, my back’s sore,” joked the Edmonton Oilers’ teenager, who’ll play the Montreal Canadiens, which will be his ninth NHL game–the maximum allowed or a junior player burns a year of his entry-level contract. 789 more words

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It's time for the Edmonton Oilers to make a decision on Leon Draisaitl

Monday is a big day for Leon Draisaitl. The rookie Oilers centre turns 19, but much more importantly he’ll play the ninth game of his career this evening against the Montreal Canadiens. 815 more words

Cult Of Hockey

Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins wary of Montreal Canadiens transition game

“Good morning, bonjour!” was how Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins greeted the assembled media Monday morning.

And, with the Canadiens in town to play the Oilers, it was quite an assembly, as these things go around the NHL. 232 more words

Edmonton Oilers

Steve Smith on Carolina Hurricanes bench now

Steve Smith, the Edmonton Oiler assistant coach for four years until a shuffling of personnel this summer by head knock Dallas Eakins, is now handling the defence for the Carolina Hurricanes. 644 more words

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