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Erik Guay's 'Mickey Mouse' comments reinforce hard truth: There's a lot more to sports than the Olympics

Erik Guay was a toddler on the bunny hill back in 1983, when Wayne Gretzky called the New Jersey Devils “Mickey Mouse” after his Edmonton Oilers administered a 13-4 beating at the Meadowlands Arena. 984 more words

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A Valentine's Day Letter One Week Late

Yeah, so about this article…It’s not a Shakespearean overflow of unexpressed romantic love I can no longer contain. But stay with me here, because it is about love—a different kind of love that applies to all writers. 707 more words

The Geneva College Inklings

Rendez-vous '87 was hockey at its highest level

International hockey is the focus of some interesting hockey discussions right now. The NHL is still mulling over whether to send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, while last fall’s World Cup of Hockey tournament is having a major impact on the current NHL season because of the resulting compressed schedule. 463 more words

Cold As Ice

Dan Barnes: Golden Seals doc a labour of love

Smitten by the Seals as a hockey-mad boy in California, Mark Greczmiel has been telling their story for more than three decades.

In Edmonton in the early 1980s, he worked for CFRN and then CITV and produced two TV pieces on the loveable losers, one of them a look at members of the Seals booster club who made a visit to the City of Champions. 810 more words

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These 5 athletes have you covered on National Drink Wine Day

Happy National Drink Wine Day!

That’s right — February 18 is set aside “to spread the love and health benefits of wine,” according to nationaldrinkwineday.org… 484 more words

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Edmonton Oilers history: Wayne Gretzky scores five goals in record fashion in 9-2 win over St Louis Blues, Feb. 18, 1981

This day in Oilers history: Feb. 18

1981: Wayne Gretzky scores five goals on St. Louis Blues goalies Mike Liut (3) and Ed Staniowski (2), including goals nine seconds apart — setting a record — en route to a 9-2 Oilers win at Northlands Coliseum. 1,673 more words

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Edmonton Oilers history: Wayne Gretzky records seven assists in 8-2 win over Quebec Nordiques, Feb. 14, 1986

This day in Oilers history: Feb. 14

1986: Wayne Gretzky assists on seven goals for the third time in his career, tying an NHL record, as the Oilers beat the visiting Quebec Nordiques 8-2. 664 more words

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